Press Release

 

New Year?s Eve Celebrations & Safety
12/28/2011 12:03:00 PM

 

Nature of Incident:  New Year's Eve Celebrations & Safety

 

Location:                   Countywide

 

Date & Time/ RB#:   N/A                                     

 

Unit Responsible:  Sheriff's Administration

                                                                                               

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (W)itnesses City of Residence                                  Age

N/A                                                       

 

Narrative:  

Celebrating New Year's Eve is a traditional event we all enjoy spending with loved ones and friends. The Ventura County Sheriff's Office would like to remind those celebrating this holiday to avoid discharging firearms, lighting illegal fireworks, and drinking & driving.  Discharging a firearm into the air is a felony.  Experts report that a bullet fired into the air can climb two miles and remain in flight for more than a minute.  As it falls, the bullet reaches a velocity sufficient to penetrate the human skull.

 

Along with this, possession of illegal fireworks is also a crime.  Illegal fireworks can be best described as any firework that explodes or has the capability of being shot up in the air.

 

Finally, driving under the influence is dangerous and completely preventable.  The Ventura County Sheriff's Office would like to remind those celebrating this holiday to drink responsibly and use a designated driver or other alternative means rather than getting behind the wheel while intoxicated.

 

If you see or hear someone discharging a firearm, using illegal fireworks, or driving under the influence please dial 9-1-1.

 

Have a safe and enjoyable New Year's Eve celebration! 

 

Officer Preparing Release:             Captain Mike Aranda

 

Follow-up Contact:                           Captain Mike Aranda (805) 654-2417  

 

Date of Release:                                December 27, 2011

 

Approved By:                                     Captain Don Aguilar