Decide Your Ride This Weekend

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Many of us may still be recovering from last week’s St. Patrick’s Day madness, but it’s a pretty safe bet that a night out on the town is in store for this weekend.

While there may not be a holiday marked on the calendar this week, Scottsdale police know that won’t prevent residents from indulging in one or few too many drinks this weekend.

For all of you planning a big night out in Scottsdale this weekend, be mindful that the Scottsdale Police Department will be in full force.

The Scottsdale Police Department will be conducting an alcohol-safety patrol Thursday and Friday in an attempt to keep residents safe from drunken drivers.

The department’s Decide Your Ride program will be one of the tools to show motorists that driving under the influence is a bad idea. Officers will remind drivers that a $10-$50 cab ride is less costly than an $8,300 DUI ticket.

Scottsdale police officers plan to patrol Scottsdale Road from McCormick Parkway to Cactus Road and Shea Boulevard from 64th Street to the Loop 101 from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. both nights.

The department says officers will be looking for impaired drivers, but that they’re also intending to educate sober motorists about the dangers of driving impaired.

In speaking with sober motorists, Scottsdale police hope to prevent future driving while intoxicated accidents and incidents.

So remember to be safe this weekend and always drink responsibly. As we learned earlier this week, DUI checkpoints are constitutional and Scottsdale Police may be enforcing these this weekend along with other patrol measures.

This post was intended to provide general information only and is not intended as specific legal advice. You should not rely upon this information alone, but should consult legal counsel regarding the application of the laws and regulations discussed and as applied to your specific case or circumstance.