RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||St. Patrick’s Day Driving Under the Influence Saturation Patrol|
|Station Area:||Rancho Mirage|
|Written Date:||March 16, 2021||Time:||11:15 AM|
|Incident Date:||March 17, 2021||Time:||N/A|
|Incident Location:||Rancho Mirage|
|Reporting Officer:||Deputy Frank Avila|
Rancho Mirage, Calif. – If you are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, remember to do so responsibly by having a plan to get home safely.
This St. Patrick’s Day (March 17), Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Rancho Mirage will have officers on patrol looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
On St. Patrick’s Day 2019 in California, seven people were killed, and 116 others were injured in crashes caused by driving under the influence.
Not only does driving under the influence put yourself and others on the road at risk, but it also hurts financially; attorneys’ fees, fines, court costs, insurance rate hikes and car repairs can reach $15,000 or more in California.
If you ever see a suspected drunk driver on the road, call 911.
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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