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Posted on: May 20, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Memorial Day Weekend



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Memorial Day Weekend
Station Area:City of Temecula and Southwest County Areas
Written Date:May 20, 2020Time:10:00 AM
Incident Date:May 22 - May 25, 2020Time:N/A
Incident Location:City of Temecula and Southwest County Areas
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Ramie Wood
File Number(s):N/A

The Riverside County Southwest Sheriff’s Station Encourages Public to Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend Responsibly

Temecula, Calif. – This weekend is Memorial Day Weekend, and as we slowly travel down the road to reopening, the Southwest Sheriff’s Station encourages everyone to listen to advice from public health officials and be responsible during these trying times.

To help protect you and your family, the Southwest Sheriff’s Station will have deputies on patrol over the Memorial Day Weekend looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

“This Memorial Day weekend will be much different than years before,” Sergeant Raemie Wood said. “But when it comes to protecting your family and getting around, it doesn’t mean we have to get complacent. If you plan on drinking, stay at home.”

It is never okay to drive under the influence of alcohol. Remember, a DUI does not just mean alcohol: some prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs may interfere with driving. Always follow directions for use and read warning labels about driving or ”operating heavy machinery,” which includes driving a car. While medicinal and recreational marijuana are legal, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal.

While the state is relaxing stay-at-home orders, the Southwest Sheriff’s Station advises the public to avoid large gatherings for Memorial Day Weekend and practice physical distancing measures, when feasible, by staying at least six feet away from others. 

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