This summer 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 Uber, 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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