Stay Safe this Cinco de Mayo Weekend

The Chandler Police Department is urging the community to be safe and make smart decisions about the dangers of drinking and driving this Cinco de Mayo weekend.  Cinco de Mayo is often celebrated with a higher than normal volume of alcohol consumption.  With Cinco de Mayo falling on a Saturday in 2012, the possibility for alcohol related incidents, particularly impaired drivers on the roadway, may rise. 

To combat this, the Department’s Traffic Unit will be conducting a D.U.I. taskforce on Saturday, May 5, 2012 utilizing funds from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.  Additional officers will be present on Chandler’s roadways Saturday night in an effort to deter and remove impaired drivers from the road.  Similar enforcement details will occur throughout metropolitan Phoenix. 

If your Cinco de Mayo celebration involves alcohol consumption, please utilize a designated driver.  Be extra careful while driving on the roadway, paying particular attention to potential impaired drivers.  If you witness a possible impaired driver on the roadway, please contact your local law enforcement by dialing 911. 

For additional information please contact Detective Seth Tyler at (480) 782-4105.