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Posted on: March 14, 2022

[ARCHIVED] St. Patrick’s Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Enforcement

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Deputy Frank Avila

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The Sheriff’s Department, Encourages Safe St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage, Calif. – This St. Patrick’s Day, the Sheriff’s Department will be on alert for suspected impaired drivers and reminds the community to celebrate the holiday responsibly.

Additional officers will be on patrol March 17, looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

During the 2019 St. Patrick’s Day holiday period, nearly half of all traffic deaths throughout the country involved a drunk driver.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department wants to warn the community that alcohol is not the only substance that can cause impairment. Cannabis, prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, and illegal drugs can all lead to a DUI.

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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