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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  Sept. 3, 2015

Labor Day weekend safety reminder

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – As we take time to celebrate Labor Day, the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office would like to remind everybody to make safety a part of their weekend. If you choose to drink alcohol, please drink responsibly and designate a sober driver. Please take the necessary steps to make sure this extended weekend is a safe one for everybody on the road. If you see a drunk driver on the road, please pull over and call 911.

“I have seen far too many cases in my 25-year career as a prosecutor that either ended with someone severely injured or killed because of drunk driving,” District Attorney Mike Ramos said. “Please drink responsibly this weekend for your sake and the sake of others on the road.”


Quick Facts


• Last year the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office filed 140 DUI-related cases that occurred during the Labor Day weekend.

• Of this amount, 7 involved serious injury.

• In 2014, 7,586 DUI-related cases were filed by the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office.

• Of this amount, 268 cases involved death or serious injury.


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“Labor Day 2015” (high resolution image): http://www.sbcountyda.org/Portals/8/PressReleases/2015/LABOR DAY 2015.jpg?

Click on the above link to download a high-resolution copy of the above image. This graphic may be used, printed, posted, shared, and/or uploaded in support of the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office Labor Day drunk driving prevention campaign. 
 

Contacts: Christopher Lee, Public Affairs Officer (909) 382-3665

 

 

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