Pismo Beach police bust drunk driver during shoulder tap operation

May 5, 2024


Pismo Beach police officers arrested an alleged drunk driver who attempted to get into his vehicle and drive away during a shoulder tap operation at local businesses that sell alcohol.

On May 3, Pismo Beach police officers and California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control agents conducted a shoulder tap operation in the South County city.  Shoulder tap operations target adults who purchase alcohol for individuals under the age of 21.

During the operations, minors under the supervision of law enforcement stand outside of a liquor or convenience store and ask customers to buy them alcohol. The minors also disclose they are underage and cannot purchase alcohol.

However, instead of arresting an adult for agreeing to buy a minor alcohol, officers arrested a man for driving under the influence.

“Good job to our officers and the ABC agents for getting another drunk driver off the streets and keeping our community safe,” police said.


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Our tax dollars going to fight “crime” that is legal in the rest of the world.

I’m pretty sure, that driving under the influence, is rather illegal in just about every corner of the globe.

Maybe he was referring to providing alcohol to minors? In Germany it is 14, but 18 in most others.

Most DUI laws in Europe start at .02%-.05%