Law Enforcement Asks Santa for a Season Free of DUI

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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, December 16, 2004
In a lighthearted vein, with an open letter to Santa, state transportation officials asked Californians to wear their seatbelts, obey the speed limits and refrain from drinking and driving. Alcoholic Beverage Control director Jerry Jolly says their efforts to deter underage alcohol use will continue through the holidays. Cut: Jerry1 (:11) “What we want to do is educate not only the licensees but also the general public, on the ramifications with selling to someone under 21, or selling to people who are obviously intoxicated.” Those penalties range from fines to liquor license suspensions or revocations. California Highway Patrol officials say there will be special speed enforcement details and officers working with local law enforcement on D-U-I checkpoints through the holidays. Statewide, the number of deaths on California roads has risen steadily to more than four-thousand last year. SOC