May 24, 2022

ABC asks Licensees to Check IDs Carefully and not Over-Serve Customers this Memorial Day

Sacramento – ABC is encouraging the public to plan ahead and designate a sober driver before participating in any celebrations where alcohol is involved this Memorial Day weekend. The Department is also asking ABC licensed establishments to carefully monitor alcohol service to the public.

“Our goal is to improve safety in communities,” said ABC Director Eric Hirata. “In addition to the work ABC agents will be doing over the holiday weekend, we can all do our part in keeping everyone safe by planning to take alternative transportation or designate a sober driver to get home safely following celebrations involving alcohol.”

ABC agents will be out working in communities to help increase public safety. ABC licensees can also help keep communities safe by checking IDs and ensuring customers are not over-served.

Memorial Day weekend is when we honor all the military service members who made the ultimate sacrifice defending our country. The weekend is also a time when many people graduate from high school and college, and it marks the unofficial start to the summer vacation season.

Memorial Day enforcement efforts are funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Remember to report drunk drivers by calling 911.

ABC protects communities through education and by administering prevention and enforcement programs designed to increase compliance with California’s alcoholic beverage laws. Visit ABC’s website to learn about ABC programs that can increase public safety.

ABC is a Department of the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency.


Additional information may be obtained by contacting:

Public Information Office
3927 Lennane Drive, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95834
Phone: (916) 419-2525

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