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Ridgecrest PD warns Super Bowl fans to plan a sober ride home

Ridgecrst Police Department Sgt. Nathan Lloyd–

 The Ridgecrest Police Department is reminding football fans that there’s no “DUI” in team. If you’re heading out to a Super Bowl party and you plan on drinking, stick to the “Go Safely” game plan and choose a sober way to go. 

On Super Bowl LVII Sunday (Feb. 12), the Ridgecrest Police Department will have additional officers on patrol looking for drivers suspected of being under the influence of alcohol and drugs. 

“We want the football fans in our community to enjoy Super Bowl festivities, but we also want responsible drivers on our roads,” Sergeant N. Lloyd said. “Before you grab a drink, make sure your game plan includes scheduling a ride-share or designating a sober driver. Choosing a safer way to go is something we can all root for.” 

Ridgecrest Police Department reminds the public that alcohol is not the only substance that impairs. Marijuana, prescription medications, and over-the-counter drugs may also impair your driving ability. Do your research and understand how certain drugs may affect you. 

Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.