May 24, 2024

ABC Encourages the public to observe Memorial Day safely

Sacramento – The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) is encouraging the public to designate a sober driver or utilize a rideshare/taxi service before participating in any activities where alcohol is involved this Memorial Day weekend.

The department is also asking ABC licensed establishments to carefully monitor alcohol service to the public.

“Improving safety is always our number one goal,” said ABC Director Joseph McCullough. “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 events involving alcohol.”

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

Memorial Day is when we honor all the military service members who have died serving our country. For many, the weekend also marks the unofficial start to summer.

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.


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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