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Posted on: December 9, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Holiday Season Public Safety Announcement - Temecula



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Holiday Season Public Safety Announcement - Temecula
Station Area:Temecula
Written Date:December 9, 2020Time:7:30 AM
Incident Date:N/ATime:N/A
Incident Location:City of Temecula
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Joseph Greco
File Number(s):N/A


City of Temecula, Calif. – This holiday season, The Riverside County Sheriff’s Southwest Station wants to remind the public about the importance of being safe and sober when you are driving.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Southwest Station is dedicated to keeping the public safe and urges people to stay at home or use a designated sober driver if you plan to drink.

Starting Dec. 14 and through New Year’s Day, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Southwest Station will have officers on patrol looking for drivers suspected of being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The enforcement effort is part of a national campaign, Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over, intended to show zero tolerance for drunk driving and keep roads safe.

“Please celebrate and drive responsibly,” Captain Zach Hall said. “Do your part to keep our roads and fellow travelers safe”

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Southwest Station reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. 

Prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs and marijuana can also impair, especially in combination with alcohol and other drugs. Do your research and understand how certain drugs you are taking may affect your driving ability.

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