Reporting Deputy: Sergeant William Pratt
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Plan Ahead This Holiday Season: Be Safe and Drive Sober
Millions of people will be traveling to visit friends and family over the holidays. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department – Southwest Station encourages everyone to celebrate safely and have a holiday game plan that includes a designated sober driver.
During the pre-Christmas and New Year’s holiday season Nov. 28-Dec. 13 Riverside County Sheriff’s Department – Southwest Station will have additional officers on patrol looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
Drunk driving is a problem on our nation’s roads every day, but it’s more prevalent during the holidays. During the 2016-2020 December months, there were more than 4,400 people killed in drunk-driving-related crashes.
Riverside County Sheriff’s Department – Southwest Station 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.
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