Members of San Luis Obispo County’s Avoid the 14 DUI Task Force are urging those celebrating Cinco de Mayo on Thursday to plan ahead if they plan to drink alcohol.
The task force will send out overtime patrols on the lookout for drunk drivers on city streets throughout the county. CHP units will saturate the freeways and unincorporated communities, according to a news release from Arroyo Grande police Cmdr. Chuck Gerhart.
The Avoid the 14 program is composed of law enforcement agencies in the county and funded through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The participating agencies are the police departments in the county’s seven cities, the county Sheriff’s Department, the CHP, the University Police Department at Cal Poly, the Cuesta College Police Department, the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, and California State Parks at Hearst Castle and Oceano Dunes.