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Posted on: August 3, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Office of Highway Safety Summer Mobilization Enforcement

Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant C. Olson

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La Quinta, Calif. – As the summer travel season wraps up, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, city of La Quinta, reminds drivers to be responsible and never drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

“Whether traveling locally or taking a longer road trip to see friends and family, please have a game plan for how to get home safely,” Deputy Jeremiah Shields said. “There is never a good excuse for driving after drinking or using drugs that impair.”

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, city of La Quinta, asks residents to take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your family by buckling up, avoiding distractions behind the wheel, following the speed limit, and not driving impaired.

To help keep our community safe, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, city of La Quinta, will have additional officers on patrol Aug. 17 through Labor Day (Sept. 5) looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The additional efforts to prevent impaired driving are part of a national enforcement campaign, Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over.

In 2020, 1,159 people were killed throughout the state in drunk driving-related crashes, which accounted for 30 percent of all traffic deaths.

While drunk driving is a significant traffic safety problem, driving while impaired is not just from alcohol. Prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications and marijuana may also impair. If you plan on drinking or taking medications with a driving warning label, let someone who is sober drive. If you see someone driving impaired, call 9-1-1.

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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