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Posted on: September 22, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Saturation Patrol



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Saturation Patrol
Station Area:Rancho Mirage
Written Date:September 22, 2020Time:12:00 PM
Incident Date:September 25, 2020Time:6:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Incident Location:The City of Rancho Mirage
Reporting Officer:Deputy Frank Avila
File Number(s):N/A


Rancho Mirage, Calif. – Additional officers from the  Riverside County Sheriff’s Department will be out on patrol September 25, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 2:00 am looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

The 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. Driving sober is your safest bet.

Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI will pay a stiff price: an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended license.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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

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