As the 66th Annual Rodeo competition begins, Oakdale Police Department alongside allied agencies will be out this weekend looking for impaired drivers. The Rodeo attracts over thousands of people from all over for the western festivities that will commence Friday, April 7, 2017. Oakdale Police is ramping up its enforcement efforts on patrol. Oakdale Police emphasizes the preventable nature of drunk driving reminding everyone that all it takes is a little planning ahead. Designate a sober driver or call a cab. But whatever you do, don’t drink and drive.
A DUI and drug-impaired arrest can costs up to $10,000 or even more, including time in jail, the loss or your driver’s license and high insurance rates. Oakdale Police will kick off Friday night by deploying special Saturation Patrols to continue through Sunday, April 9, 2017, when the rodeo concludes. The public can help by calling 9-1-1 if they suspect a drunk driver. Callers should be prepared to give the vehicle’s description, location, license plate number, and direction of travel.