Mammoth Police: ‘Know Your Limit’

Press release

Mammoth Lakes, CA – The Mammoth Lakes Police Department is continuing its KnowYour Limit drunk and impaired driving prevention program. On Saturday, November 26, 2016, from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM, the Mammoth Lakes Police Department, in partnership with Mono County Behavioral Health and Mammoth Taxi, will be conducting a Know YourLimit event at Rafter’s.

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 will be present in front of Rafter’s (202 Old Mammoth Road) with PAS devices and educational material.

Citizens will be offered the opportunity to submit to a voluntary PAS test, also known as a breath test. The results will be 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 have been paid for by Mono County Behavioral Health and can be used the night of this event or any other night for a ride home provided that the ride is within the town limits. If the taxi ride is outside town limits (i.e., Main Lodge, the Bluffs, or Crowley Lake), the token is only good for its face value of $5.

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.

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8 Responses to Mammoth Police: ‘Know Your Limit’

  1. Low Inyo December 7, 2016 at 4:52 pm #

    McCarthy….does your statement there mean there should be no testing for pot,and DUI shouldn’t apply to those driving stoned ?…I myself,when I smoked weed I like to think I knew my limits when and when not to drive a vehicle under the influence of marijuana,and believe you me,there were times it would’ve been very dangerous for me to be behind the wheel of a car….or is your statement more or less saying “hahaha,pot is legal now… something about it “….my thinking is it still won’t be O.K. to drive while stoned…..that’s not part of the legalization process people were so dumb to vote for.

  2. GT November 28, 2016 at 9:43 pm #


    • McCarthy December 6, 2016 at 7:25 pm #

      Please tell me GT, what test is there for pot? hahaha

      • Charles O. Jones December 8, 2016 at 3:31 pm #

        There is a blood test that will determine the level of THC in the blood. There just isn’t an established legal standard for a maximum limit when operating a vehicle like there is with alcohol. The test is administered at the discretion of law enforcement. I personally know someone who was arrested for DUI from marijuana use. The subsequent blood test confirmed the THC level in his blood. He eventually was offered a deal to plead guilty to reckless driving and the DUI charges would be dropped. He took it. Between vehicle impound fees, legal fees and the increase in his insurance rates, the whole thing cost him a bundle.

        So hahaha? He doesn’t think so.

  3. Low Inyo November 28, 2016 at 6:21 pm #

    wilderbeast…..what you say is so true….I lost a family member to a drunk driver in 1971….and countless friends and locals I’ve known to drunk drivers,both here in Inyo County and other areas I’ve lived…whether it be checkpoints or education,whatever it takes to get these drunk drivers off the roads before they kill innocent people,that’s what matters…enough of those crying foul and saying their rights are being trampled on because they have to go through a 2 minute check-point…they’d be singing a different tune if they lost a Brother to a drunk driver when he was 18 years old and I was 16..if people are sober,nothing to worry about,except for their 2 minute delay getting somewhere…..not much of a price to pay to help keep the roads safer.

  4. wilderbeast November 26, 2016 at 12:32 pm #

    Funny….I think both are useful tools. This one to educate on just how few drinks it takes to be under the influence and the other to remove the adam henrys that really could care less about the safety or effect on others when a DUI accident happens. Thirty two years of with a SoCa FD taught me two things. Drunks don’t care (and most often don’t get hurt) and the havoc they bring is devastating. You get real hard about that when you see the things we saw and had to do.

  5. Trouble November 26, 2016 at 3:09 am #

    They band breathalyzers in Australia bars. I guess people were trying to get the high scrores.

  6. Charles O. Jones November 23, 2016 at 6:23 pm #

    Great idea. I’d rather see more of these and fewer DUI checkpoints.


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