BPD WILL BE CONDUCTING IMPAIRED DRIVING ENFORCEMENT DURING THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
Burbank, California – The Burbank Police Department will have officers on patrol over the Thanksgiving Holiday looking for drivers suspected of being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
The Burbank Police Department remains committed to keeping the public safe when they are traveling over the holiday weekend.
The Burbank Police Department reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Some prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs may interfere with driving. Always follow directions for use and read warning labels about driving. While medicinal and recreational marijuana are legal, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal.
If you plan on drinking or taking medications that may impact your ability to drive safely, plan on staying at home or arrange for a designated driver or other transportation. Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with a first-time DUI face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended license.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.