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Have You Been Drinking?

Make a Good Choice!

Post Date:02/03/2019 12:00 PM

Alcohol affects you in a way that changes your judgement, depth perception as well as vital motor skills required to drive safely.

The Santa Clara Police Department has zero tolerance - all driving under the influence violators will be arrested and charged accordingly.

Penalties can be severe, to include....

  • Jail time 
  • Immediate suspension of your driver's license
  • Substantial fines and fees (e.g. towing, vehicle storage, court fine, attorney, DMV reinstatement, etc.) 
  • Participation in an alcohol or drug treatment program
  • Increase to insurance premiums
  • A criminal record that may impact current / future employment or the ability to get into a college
  • Restrictions on when and for what purposes you may drive when your license is reinstated, and the potential for the installation of an ignition interlock device
  • If an individual is hurt or killed as a result your actions, you may also be responsible for their medical costs or face vehicular manslaughter charges

Make a good choice! If you have been drinking, use public transportation, a ride share service, a sober friend or stay the night where you watched the game.

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