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Posted on: November 24, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Thanksgiving Holiday Season



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Thanksgiving Holiday Season
Station Area:Palm Desert
Written Date:November 24, 2020Time:1:00 PM
Incident Date:November 26-29, 2020Time:N/A
Incident Location:The City of Palm Desert
Reporting Officer:Deputy Varon Potter
File Number(s):N/A


Palm Desert, Calif. – Over the Thanksgiving holiday, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages drivers to arrive at their destinations safely by not driving impaired.

During the Thanksgiving holiday Nov. 25-Nov.29, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department will have additional deputies on patrol looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. 

Deputies will be actively looking for other unsafe driving practices – speeding, not wearing a seat belt, driving distracted – to make sure everyone has a safe holiday.

“We want everyone to enjoy the holidays and be safe when they must travel,” said Captain Dean Agnoletto “Taking simple safety measures like driving sober, following the speed limit and wearing a seat belt helps keep yourself and others safe.”

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reminds drivers that a “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” Prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs and marijuana can also impair, especially in combination with alcohol and other drugs.

Funding for this program is 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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