(Driving Under The Influence)
Rancho Mirage, Calif. – Riverside County Sheriff’s Department made two arrests while conducting a DUI enforcement patrol on June 27th. No drivers were arrested for DUI.
While the state’s stay-at-home order is limiting how often people are out, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is committed to keeping the public safe when they do need to run essential errands.
Drivers charged with DUI face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended license.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Some prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs may interfere with driving. Always follow directions for use and read warning labels about driving or “operating heavy machinery,” which includes driving a car. While medicinal and recreational marijuana are legal, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal.
Funding for this DUI Patrol was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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