Glendora Police officers will once again visit city establishments that serve alcohol and offer free breath-alcohol tests to willing customers to inform them about the dangers of drunk driving.
The “Know Your Limit” program will be conducted Friday, April 24, in an effort to raise awareness of how little alcohol it takes to reach a .08 blood-alcohol content, the legal limit in California.
The establishments partnering with this program were not disclosed, but were chosen based on the number of DUI arrests coming from specific establishments over the last two years.
Customers who agree to the free test will be administered a Preliminary Alcohol Screening device and have their blood-alcohol content measured. Customers who blow over the .08 limit will not be arrested, according to Glendora Police in a written statement.
Officers will also be available to answer questions about driving under the influence and educate customers on its dangers.
“We’re trying to educate people as to how little it actually takes to put you over the limit,” said Glendora Police Chief Tim Staab. “A drink, such as a 12-ounce beer or 4-ounce wine, contains 0.48 ounces of pure alcohol. Drinking on a full stomach only slows down how fast the alcohol goes through your system, but you’re still putting the same amount into your body,” Staab said.
In 2014, Glendora officers reported 119 injury traffic collisions, with 27 of those crashes being alcohol related.
Police last conducted the “Know Your Limit” program in December of 2014 and visited at least two establishments: T. Phillip’s Alehouse and Glendora Continental.
The “Know Your Limit” program is funded through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Association.