The Nevada County “Avoid the 5″ DUI Task Force will be deploying overtime patrols on city streets while CHP will be saturating the freeways and unincorporated communities over the Labor Day Weekend. Grass Valley Police Capt Rex Marks says it’s not just drunk drivers they are looking for.
“We’re seeing increases in drugged driving and those are people that are under the influence of not only illegal drugs, but they’re under the influence of prescription or even over the counter medications and are perhaps, not using them in accordance with doctor recommendations or safety advisories. Those are individuals who are equally as dangerous or even more so when used in combination with alcohol.”
Officers from Grass Valley Police, Nevada City Police, Nevada County Sheriff, Truckee Police and the California Highway patrol will be participating over the 3 day weekend.