Public Safety

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Sheriff’s deputies remind you to ring in the new year safely. They are out in force looking for drunk drivers. In the past four days, deputies along with their AVOID the 15 law enforcement partners have conducted DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols all over San Diego County. The anti-drunk driving team has contacted nearly 5,000 cars and arrested 10 people for DUI in four days.

The Poway Sheriff’s Station also conducted a shoulder tap operation and cited three people for buying alcohol on behalf of the minor decoy. Remember, it is against the law to provide alcohol to anyone under 21.

For a safe ride home:

  • AAA Tipsy Tow: Call 1-800-400-4AAA (4222) for a free tow home of up to seven miles. The service will provide a one-way ride for the driver and vehicle to the driver’s home between 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31 – 6 a.m. Tuesday, January 1. Visit for more information.
  • Be My Designated Driver (DD): Reserve a personal driver in advance to meet you at your location. The driver can take you to your destination, wait with your car and then safely transport you back to your original location. Call 1-877-823-6933 or visit to make a reservation.
  • Ride FREE on all North County Transit District buses and trains after 6 p.m.
  • MTS extended New Year’s Day schedule


Yvette Urrea Moe is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact