Type of Incident: Know Your Limit Program
Date/Time of Incident: November 28, 2015, from 10:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Location: Lakanuki – 6201 Minaret Road
Officers/Agencies Involved: Mammoth Lakes Police Department
Know Your Limit Program Success
Mammoth Lakes, CA – The Mammoth Lakes Police Department, in partnership with Mono County Behavioral Health and Mammoth Taxi, conducted a Know Your Limit event in the Village at Mammoth. Know Your Limit is designed to help potentially impaired drivers make informed decisions as to whether or not they are capable of operating a motor vehicle safely. Officers with the Mammoth Lakes Police Department, California Highway Patrol and Mono County Sheriff’s Department were present in front of Lakanuki in the Village at Mammoth on the evening of November 28th.
Citizens who wished to participate were offered the opportunity to submit to a voluntary PAS test, also known as a breath test. The results of the breath test were provided to the citizen, along with information on driving under the influence and a token for a free taxi ride provided by Mammoth Taxi. The tokens were paid for by Mono County Behavioral Health through grant funds. This educational program offers citizens the opportunity to learn more about alcohol consumption and its effect on their breath alcohol content. MLPD hopes that by providing citizens with a better understanding of their own limits on alcohol consumption that they will choose not to drive if they are above the legal limit.
The event was a huge success with over 150 citizens participating and over 60 free taxi rides distributed. The Mammoth Lakes Police Department wishes to thank to following business and law enforcement agencies for participating in this event: Mammoth Taxi, The Village at Mammoth, Lakanuki Restaurant & Bar, Smoke Yard, Vons of Mammoth Lakes, Mono County Behavioral Health, California Highway Patrol, and the Mono County Sheriff’s Department.