WEST HOLLYWOOD—The West Hollywood City Council, Public Safety Commission, West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station, local Fire Stations 7 and 8, and Block by Block Security Ambassadors are reminding the community of the importance of not drinking and driving during the holidays.
In a press release from Joshua Schare, Communications Manager for the city of Wes Hollywood, the Sheriff’s Station will hold a short outdoor news conference on Monday, December 11 at 6 p.m. at 780 N. San Vicente Boulevard. After the conference, community members will be able to join West Hollywood officials and sheriff’s deputies to walk at nearby restaurants and bars to distribute over 100,000 drink coasters. The coasters will have printed messages reminding motorists the importance of not drinking and driving and selecting a designated driver, ride share service or local taxi company. The coasters will include telephone numbers for taxicab companies that serve West Hollywood.
Coasters will also feature a link to information about the city of West Hollywood’s PickUp. The PickUp runs along Santa Monica Boulevard in a four-mile loop with 15 stops in each direction between Robertson Boulevard and La Brea Avenue on Fridays and Saturdays from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. and on Sundays from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. The PickUp is free for residents and helps to curb drunk driving, eases parking, and reduces traffic congestion. Visit The PickUp online, and follow its Trolley Tracker for real-time arrival and location information, at www.wehopickup.com.
The West Hollywood Station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has issued 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 – a designated driver is someone who hasn’t had any alcohol, not just the person who drank the least.
-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.
For community members who spot an impaired driver on the road, contact law enforcement. For additional information about the city of West Hollywood’s annual Don’t Drink and Drive campaign, please call the City of West Hollywood’s Public Safety Department at (323) 848-6414. For people who are deaf or hearing impaired, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.