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Posted on: January 26, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Driving Under The Influence Patrol Super Bowl Weekend



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Driving Under The Influence Patrol Super Bowl Weekend
Station Area:La Quinta
Written Date:January 26, 2022Time:3:00 PM
Incident Date:February 12-13, 2022Time:N/A
Incident Location:The City of La Quinta
Reporting Officer:Deputy Robert Wiggs
File Number(s):N/A


La Quinta, Calif. – The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, city of La Quinta, 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.

During Super Bowl LVI weekend (Feb. 12 & 13), the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department will have additional deputies on patrol in La Quinta  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,” Deputy Kevin Moore, said. “Have a ride-hailing service or a family member who hasn’t been drinking take you home.”

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department 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,” said Deputy Ernest Telles. “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.

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