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    LASD WeHo Alerts: July Among Deadliest Months for DUI Collisions

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    The West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station is reminding the community about the dangers of driving under the influence in the month of July, pointing out that it can be one of the most fatal months for traffic collisions.

    “Last year in the month of July, our traffic unit had 10 DUI involved incidents,” reads a post on LASD WeHo social media platforms. “According to the National Safety Council, July is one of the highest months for fatal traffic collisions. The West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station would like to remind the community to have a plan when going out to celebrate. Designate a sober driver or call one of the many ride share programs available to the public. You could not only be saving your life, but someone else’s.”

    The West Hollywood Station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department  the following safety tips:

    • Even one drink can impair your judgment and increase the risk of getting arrested for driving drunk — or worse, the risk of having a crash while driving.
    • If you will be drinking, do not plan on driving. Plan ahead; designate a sober driver before the party begins.
    • If you have been drinking, do not drive. Call a taxi, phone a sober friend or family member, use public transportation or call one of your local sober ride home programs.
    • Be responsible. If someone you know is drinking, do not let that person get behind the wheel.
    • If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact law enforcement. Your actions may save someone’s life, and inaction could cost a life.

    The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department also 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 or”operating heavy machinery,” which includes driving a car. 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.

    One transportation alternative for people enjoying the multitude of entertainment venues in West Hollywood is The PickUp, which is a cool, convenient, and free alternative to driving. For details, please visit www.wehopickup.com. In addition, Cityline operates free Saturday evening service to and from Hollywood and Highland where riders can connect with the Metro Red Line. For details, please visit www.weho.org/cityline.

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    Paulo Murillo
    Paulo Murillohttps://wehotimes.com
    Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience as a columnist, reporter, and photo journalist. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, which include the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, where he covered breaking news and local events in West Hollywood. He can be reached at [email protected]
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