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Posted on: September 11, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Checkpoint

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RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Checkpoint
Station Area:Palm Desert
Written Date:September 9, 2020Time:8:00 AM
Incident Date:September 19, 2020Time:7:00 PM to 3:00 AM
Incident Location:Undisclosed Location in Palm Desert
Reporting Officer:Deputy Varon Potter
File Number(s):N/A


Details:

Palm Desert, Calif. – As we approach the end of summer, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages the public to be responsible and safe as we close out the summer months and head into the fall season.

On September 19th from 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m., Palm Desert Sheriff’s Station will also be holding a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) checkpoint at an undisclosed location within the city of Palm Desert. 

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from 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.

If you plan on drinking or taking medications that may impact your ability to drive safely, plan on staying at home. If you are going to a bar or restaurant, designate a sober driver before heading out for the evening.

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages the community to think of the safety of themselves and their families when enjoying the final few days of summer. Your actions save lives.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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