Sacramento Police Department is rolling out a new initiative called "Know your Limit." As
KCRA News reports, Sacramento PD will now have uniformed officers at local
bars with breathalyzers in hand. Officers offer breath tests to patrons
as they enjoy their evening drinks. The program hopes to educate the public
on their blood alcohol level.
Sacramento PD has stated that this will not be a "test and arrest"
situation, but rather a way for the public to stay informed and make smart
choices when confronted with breathalyzer results. Officers provide information
on safe alternatives to getting home such as
Lyft and local taxicab numbers. The must-watch video shows a number of willing
participants over the Memorial Day weekend. Be sure to watch the entire
clip as a bicyclist crashes right behind the reporter.
Response to the program has run the gambit. Some are appalled at the notion
of officers entering bars and asking patrons to blow, while others find
the idea innovative and fun.
What do you think of this new program? Has DUI enforcement gone too far?
Would you submit to a breathalyzer voluntarily? Will this curb drunk driving?
Is this program too invasive? Does it provide a public service? Leave
your thoughts and opinions on this hot button issue.
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