The message is simple, Don’t do it, It’s not safe! The police will be pulling people over for no reason.
The Los Angeles Police Department will be stepping up patrols for impaired drivers over the upcoming New Year’s Eve holiday. The city is also expanding its use of a voluntary fluid collection system at sobriety checkpoints, including the use of a device to take swab samples of a driver’s saliva to test for seven types of drugs in the field.
“The Los Angeles Police Department is giving fair warning to partygoers and New Year’s Eve celebrators this year,” Los Angeles police Cmdr. Andrew Smith said. “We want to make sure everybody gets the message loud and clear that there will be zero tolerance…for people driving under the influence of narcotics or drugs.”
Despite the use of the device, a positive blood test will still be required for a DUI conviction under law.