Safe and Happy New Year
INDIO - Extra officers will be on duty to enforce the law as the valley rings in the New Year.
-Do not drive intoxicated. Have a sober and valid license designated driver. If you are arrested for DUI you will lose your vehicle and face costly fines.
-Do not discharge a firearm in celebration of the New Year. Person's illegally discharging firearms will be arrested, booked into the County Jail, and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. In addition to the fines and jail time, your firearm will be confiscated and destroyed as authorized by law.
-Remind your children not to play in the street at night.
-Make sure you know where all your immediate family members are celebrating at, when they will be home, and telephone number you can call to reach them.
-Respect your neighbors; be courteous with loud parties and music.
-Any emergencies please call 911 and know where you're calling from and be patient with the Emergency Police/Fire Dispatcher.
DUI Checkpoint will also be held throughout the weekend in several valley cities and undisclosed locations.