Cathedral City Police Department Press Release

Holiday Season OTS Press Release

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: Cathedral City Police Department Traffic Unit (760) 202-2487

Issuing Employee: Sergeant Nick Chapman – 760-202-2487 – nchapman@cathedralcity.gov
Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving: Take a Sober Ride Home This Holiday Season

 

Cathedral City, Calif. – The Cathedral City Police Department is reminding everyone who plans to drink to plan on getting a sober ride home.

This holiday season, and every day, the safest way to drive is when you are sober.

To help people get to holiday parties and seasonal travel destinations safely, the Cathedral City Police Department will have extra officers on patrol starting Black Friday (Nov. 29) through New Year’s Day (Jan. 1) looking for drivers who are suspected of being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

The enforcement efforts are part of a national enforcement campaign to discourage impaired driving from Nov. 29 to Dec. 31.

“We want everyone to enjoy the holidays and being responsible plays a major part in that,” Acting Police Chief Anthony Yoakum said. “The danger is clear so before you head out for a party, make sure you have a safe way to get home.”

Alcohol is not the only thing that affects your driving ability. Prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs and marijuana can also impair, especially in combination with alcohol and other drugs.

So, if you plan on drinking or taking drugs that can impair, play it safe and have a designated sober driver.

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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