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Posted on: February 2, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Enjoy the Super Bowl Responsibly: Choose a Sober Way to Go



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Enjoy the Super Bowl Responsibly: Choose a Sober Way to Go
Station Area:Coachella
Written Date:February 2, 2022Time:1:30 PM
Incident Date:February 13, 2022Time:N/A
Incident Location:City of Coachella
Reporting Officer:Mariano Matos III
File Number(s):N/A


Coachella, Calif. – The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is reminding football fans to stick to the “go safely” game plan and designate a sober driver if you plan on drinking at a Super Bowl LVI watch party.

On Super Bowl LVI Sunday (Feb. 13), the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department will have additional officers on patrol looking for drivers suspected of being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

“If you plan to have a drink or two, choose a sober way to get to and from wherever you are watching the game,” Deputy Ryan Nevins said. “Have a ride-hailing service or a family member who hasn’t been drinking take you home.”

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reminds the public that alcohol is not the only substance that impairs. Marijuana, prescription drugs, and over-the-counter medications can all affect your ability to drive safely. Do your research and understand the potential side effects of certain drugs.

“When it comes to getting to and from places safely, we’re all on the same team,” Deputy Ryan Nevins said. “The choice is simple: Don’t drive impaired.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy Nevins with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at (760)863-8990, or Crime Stoppers at (760)341-STOP (7867).

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

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