Sheriff to add DUI patrols and checkpoints
June 30, 2014 (San Diego)--The Fourth of July is a time for fun and celebration for the entire family. This holiday weekend, there are several options for getting safe rides home if you plan to party hearty. Tipsy Tow offers free rides home (up to seven miles away). Another service, be my Designated Driver, offers low-cost driver and pickup services. Or consider taking a bus or trolley to your destination.
Also be aware that the San Diego County Sheriff's Department will be holding increased driving-under-the-influence (DUI) patrols by deputies across the county beginning on Thursday, July 3rd through Sunday, July 6th.
December 31, 2010 (San Diego) – A free tow home is available for New Year’s party-goers who don’t want to take chances behind the wheel. The “tipsy tow” service is offered by the Automobile Club of Southern California, but is open to everyone, even if you are not a member. Free tows are available from 6 p.m. tonight to 6 a.m. tomorrow by calling 1-800-400-4AAA.
The Auto Club estimates that a first time conviction for driving under the influence can cost $13,468 or more in fines, penalties, restitution, legal fees and increased insurance costs.