Release Date/Time: 7/1/2020 10:50 AM
Incident:Your Actions Save Lives: Celebrate 4th of July Holiday Responsibly
Date: Saturday, 7/4/2020
Location:City of Salinas
As we approach the 4th of July holiday, the Salinas Police Department encourages the public to be responsible and safe by not drinking and driving and by only using STATE-APPROVED FIREWORKS.These types of fireworks are called SAFE and SANE and should only be purchased at authorized fireworks booths in the City. SAFE and SANE fireworks have a State Fire Marshal approval stamp and do not leave the ground or explode. Any Fireworks that shoots into the air is ILLEGAL, this includes throwing or launching Safe and Sane fireworks.
Many 4th of July events and shows have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but more restaurants and bars are now open, making it that much more important for the Salinas Police Department to keep the community safe. July 4th falls on a Saturday this year, and to keep families safe, the Salinas Police Department will have extra officers on patrol throughout the Independence Day Weekend looking for drivers suspected of driving impaired.
'We are all anxious to get out and return to some sense of normalcy,” said Salinas PD Public Information Officer Miguel Cabrera. 'But that doesn't excuse forgetting how to be safe on the road by driving impaired.” If you plan on drinking or taking medications that may impact your ability to drive safely, plan on staying at home. If you are going to a bar or restaurant, designate a sober driver before heading out for the evening.
Salinas Police Department encourages the community to think of the safety of themselves and their families when enjoying the Independence Day holiday. Your actions save lives.
Release Authorized by:Miguel Cabrera