In Cinco de Mayo, the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) will have officers to keep the public safe through the enforcement of liquor laws. ABC officers will visit licensed ABC businesses to ensure licensees are not serving alcohol to patently intoxicated customers and to persons under the age of 21.
âABC approved facilities play an important role in efforts to improve overall safety in communities. They can do their part by preventing minors from drinking through careful ID checks, not serving patently intoxicated customers, and reminding everyone of alternative transportation options to return home safely. completely safe, âsaid Eric Hirata, director of ABC.
ABC reminds anyone of legal drinking age to designate a sober, non-drinking driver before any celebration where alcohol is involved.
When a driver is impaired, they run the risk of committing suicide or killing someone else. They will look at jail time, losing their driver’s license, higher insurance rates and dozens of other unforeseen expenses. The average DUI can cost over $ 10,000.
ABC aims to protect communities through education and by administering prevention and enforcement programs designed to increase compliance with California alcoholic beverage laws. To learn more about ABC programs that can prevent alcohol-related harm and save lives, visit https://www.abc.ca.gov/education/