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Posted on: January 25, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Driving Under the Influence for Super Bowl Sunday



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Driving Under the Influence for Super Bowl Sunday
Station Area:Temecula 
Written Date:January 25, 2022Time:11:00 AM
Incident Date:February 13, 2022Time:N/A
Incident Location:City of Temecula
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Joey Sinz
File Number(s):N/A


Temecula, Calif. – Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Southwest Sheriff’s Station is reminding football fans to stick to the “go safely” game plan and designate a sober driver if you plan on drinking at a Super Bowl LVI watch party.

On Super Bowl LVI Sunday (Feb. 13) During Super Bowl LVI weekend (Feb. 12 & 13), the Southwest Station will have additional officers on patrol looking for drivers suspected of being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

“If you plan to have a drink or two, choose a sober way to get to and from wherever you are watching the game,” Sergeant Joey Sinz said. “Have a ride-hailing service or a family member who hasn’t been drinking take you home.”

Southwest Station reminds the public that alcohol is not the only substance that impairs. Marijuana, prescription drugs, and over-the-counter medications can all affect your ability to drive safely. Do your research and understand the potential side effects of certain drugs.

“When it comes to getting to and from places safely, we’re all on the same team,” Sergeant Joey Sinz. “The choice is simple: Don’t drive impaired.”

Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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