RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Enforcement|
|Station Area:||Lake Elsinore|
|Written Date:||December 23, 2020||Time:||11:30 AM|
|Incident Date:||December 31, 2020 to January 1, 2021||Time:||N/A|
|Incident Location:||City of Lake Elsinore|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant Brad Foster|
Lake Elsinore, CA-The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department wants to remind the public about the importance of being safe and sober when you are driving.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department 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.
Deputies from the Lake Elsinore Station will be out December 31, 2020 from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. 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. 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.
Always follow directions for use and read warning labels about “driving” or “operating heavy machinery,” which includes driving a vehicle. While medicinal and recreational marijuana are legal, driving under the influence is not.
If you plan on drinking or taking medications that may impact your ability to drive safely, plan on staying at home.
Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, and 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.
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