ABC asks the public to help reduce DUI’s this Labor Day

The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, the California Office of Traffic Safety and the California Highway Patrol advise anyone of legal drinking age to help prevent DUIs this Labor Day weekend by designating a sober driver before choosing to celebrate with alcohol.

“ABC’s goal is to improve overall safety in communities,” said ABC Director Eric Hirata. “Californians can do their part to keep everyone safe by planning ahead and taking alternative transportation if they plan to travel somewhere and consume alcohol.”

ABC is also asking alcoholic beverage licensees and servers to help prevent DUI’s by checking IDs, not selling alcohol to minors and not overserving obviously intoxicated patrons. There are more than 93,000 ABC California licensees and more than 56,000 locations where alcohol is sold for consumption on the premises.

ABC protects communities through education and by administering prevention and enforcement programs designed to increase compliance with California’s alcoholic beverage laws. To learn more about ABC programs that help protect communities and prevent alcohol-related harm visit ABC enforcement programs or ABC prevention.