PD announces DUI saturation patrol

The Ridgecrest Police Depart-ment announced a DUI Saturation Patrol on Saturday, May 4, 7-11 p.m., in Ridgecrest as part of an efforts to lower incidence of alcohol-related collisions.

The RCPD considers the use of saturation patrols to be an important enforcement tool in its efforts to curtail driving while intoxicated.

Officers will be looking for the telltale signs of impaired driving: erratic driving, weaving, unsafe turns, driving under the speed limit and aggressive driving.

To help make our streets safer, report drunk drivers — call 9-1-1 when you find yourself behind an impaired driver.

Funding for this checkpoint comes from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.

Story First Published: 2013-05-01