RPD urges sober driving on Sunday

RPD urges sober driving on Sunday“Don’t get flagged this Super Bowl season — designate a sober driver!” said Sgt. Tony Brown of the Ridgecrest Police Department.

RPD is reminding fans attending Super Bowl parties to get safe rides home after the game, which airs Sunday, Feb. 2.

“If you plan on drinking, plan for a ride home with a sober driver,” said Brown. “Whether your team wins or loses, you’ll always get the ‘W’ by not drinking and driving.”

RPD will increase patrols Sunday ready to flag down those suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

Any substance, legal or illegal, that impairs driving ability can constitute driving under the influence. “If you take prescription drugs, be mindful of side effects, especially if there is a driving or operating machinery warning on the label,” said Brown.

“If you’re hosting a watch party, be a team player and have plenty of snacks and nonalcoholic drinks available for designated sober driver decides to have a drink, make sure someone else who hasn’t been drinking is available to come pick everyone up.

“Anyone who sees a drunk driver should call 911.

“Walking to a bar or party? Walking impaired can also be dangerous, so have someone who is sober walk home with you.

“No matter who you are rooting for on Super Bowl Sunday, we are all on the same team when the game ends so remember to go safely.”

Story First Published: 2020-01-31