RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Know Your Limit Campaign|
|Station Area:||Palm Desert|
|Written Date:||August 10, 2021||Time:||2:00 PM|
|Incident Date:||September 3, 2021||Time:||6:00 PM - 11:00 PM|
|Incident Location:||Palm Desert|
|Reporting Officer:||Deputy Varon Potter|
Palm Desert, Calif. – On September 3, 2021, the Riverside County Sheriff’s department will have deputies out in the community educating the public on how to monitor their alcohol intake and “know your limit.”
The “Know Your Limit” program is intended to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving, and how little it takes to reach the legal limit to drive a vehicle. It is illegal for anyone 21 or older to drive with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08% or higher.
The “Know Your Limit” campaign will be from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p. m. in the city of Palm Desert.
During this time, deputies will ask patrons how many drinks they have consumed and whether they believe it is safe to drive. Deputies will provide information on the impacts of alcohol on one’s ability to drive, and the consequences of a Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
A person’s height, weight, food intake, drug and/or medication use and how much they drink over a time period are all factors that affect their BAC. According to the California Driver Handbook, it takes two drinks consumed within one hour by a woman between 120-160 pounds and three drinks by a man between 180-220 pounds to be over the legal limit. One drink is based on 1.5 oz. of liquor (40% alcohol), 12 oz. of beer (4.5% alcohol) or a 5 oz. glass of wine (12% alcohol). The BAC lowers at a rate of .01% for every 40 minutes between drinks.
The average cost of a first-time DUI offense is approximately $13,500, accounting for vehicle impound fees, fines, attorney fees, auto insurance hikes and other penalties. Plan ahead and avoid the risk of a DUI by designating a sober driver.
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