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Posted on: November 24, 2021

Pre-Holiday Season Driving Under the Influence Enforcement



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Pre-Holiday Season Driving Under the Influence Enforcement
Station Area:Moreno Valley
Written Date:November 24, 2021Time:11:20 AM
Incident Date:N/ATime:N/A
Incident Location:City of Moreno Valley
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Robert Grmusha
File Number(s):N/A


Be Safe and Drive Sober This Holiday Season

Moreno Valley, Calif. – Millions of us will be traveling to visit friends and family over the holidays. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Moreno Valley Station, encourages everyone to have a holiday game plan that includes a designated sober driver.

During the pre-Christmas and New Year’s holiday season Nov. 30-Dec. 14, the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station will have additional officers on patrol looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

Tragically, there is an uptick in impaired drivers during the holidays. During the 2019 Christmas (Dec. 24-Dec. 26) and New Year’s Day (Dec. 28, 2018-Jan. 2, 2019) holiday periods, there were more drunk-driving related deaths (210) throughout the country than during any other holiday period in 2019.

“We want everyone to enjoy the holidays and be safe,” Deputy Christopher Wheeler said. “The more people who plan ahead and find a safe, sober ride home from holiday parties and get togethers, the more the merrier.”

The Moreno Valley Sheriff’s 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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