Enjoy Cinco De Mayo today with a Margarita, Corona, some chips and salsa or all three. However, do not drink and drive. APD will be utilizing mobile sobriety checkpoints to deter and apprehend drunk drivers. The enhanced APD enforcement will begin at 10:30 p.m. on May 5, 2015 and will end at 4:30 a.m. on May 6, 2015. Have a designated driver or take an Uber or Lyft. A free way to get home is to utilize SoberRide at 1-800-200-TAXI. You can receive a free taxi ride, up to a $30 fare, from 4:00 p.m. on May 5 until 4:30 a.m. on May 6.
Cinco De Mayo is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguin. Cinco De Mayo is celebrated in the United States far more than in Mexico and is one of the heaviest drinking days of the year. May 5 is sometimes mistaken to be Mexico’s Independence Day which is the most important holiday in Mexico. Mexico’s Independence Day is September 16.