Fillmore PD to Conduct Extra Traffic Enforcement

During the month of March 2024, the Fillmore Police Department will be conducting extra traffic enforcement in the city of Fillmore and the surrounding unincorporated areas focusing on drivers who are suspected of driving under the influence.

The Fillmore Police Department would like to remind drivers, “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get arrested for DUI. Marijuana can also cause impairment, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can also result in being arrested for a DUI.

Today, getting home safely can be inexpensive, but being arrested for DUI is not. Drivers suspected of driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be upwards of $13,500. This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension, and other expenses in addition to possible jail time.

Everyday approximately 28 people in the United States die in DUI related crashes. That result statistic averages out to be one person every 52 minutes.

The Fillmore Police Department offers these reminders to ensure you have a safe night of fun that doesn’t involve a DUI:

Always use a designated sober driver – a friend who is not drinking, ride-share, cab, or public transportation to get home.
See someone who is clearly impaired trying to drive? Take the keys and help them make other arrangements to find a sober way home.

Report drunk drivers – Call 911
Hosting a party? Offer non-alcoholic drinks. Monitor who is drinking and how they are getting home.

Funding for this extra DUI enforcement is provided to the Fillmore Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Nature of Incident: DUI Enforcment
Report Number: N/A
Location: Fillmore, CA
Date & Time: March 2024
Unit(s) Responsible: Fillmore Patrol Serivces