CHP “Tackle ” DUI Drivers, proclaim designated drivers MVPs

Here’s a Press Release from  California Highway Patrol’s plan to “tackle” DUI driving. Bishop CHP will have enhanced DUI enforcement patrols throughout the area on Superbowl Sunday.

As the big game approaches, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is preparing to take the field and intercept all impaired drivers who fumbled and failed to designate a sober driver.

This press release highlights the dangers of driving impaired and encourages making the designated driver part of your game plan on Super Bowl Sunday.

DESIGNATED DRIVERS ARE THE REAL SUPER BOWL MVPs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – With excitement and expectations running high for the Super Bowl on February 2, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reminds everyone their game plan for the day should include getting home safely.

Whether people are attending parties or hanging out in a bar, planning for a safe ride home will be their best defensive move.  Option plays include calling a cab or ride-sharing service, using public transportation, or lining up a designated driver in advance.  Those who host parties should take care of the most valuable player, the designated driver, with plenty of non-alcoholic beverages.

“Driving impaired is completely preventable,” CHP Commissioner Warren Stanley said.  “Lives are on the line.  Not only are innocent people at risk, impaired drivers stand to lose money, their freedom, their license, and their vehicle.”

Alcohol is not the only substance that can lead to an arrest for driving under the influence (DUI).  Cannabis, prescription drugs, and illegal drugs all can impair driving.  Driving is a complex task, and any drug can slow reaction time.

The CHP will have a full team of officers ready to intercept dangerous drivers.  In addition to stopping impaired drivers, they will be watching for seat belt usage, speeding, and distracted driving.

Three people died in alcohol-involved collisions in California on Super Bowl Sunday in 2019.  Another 140 people were injured, preliminary CHP data shows.  The CHP made 187 DUI arrests that day.

The public can help keep California roadways safe by calling 9-1-1 if they suspect an impaired driver.  Callers should be prepared to give the vehicle’s description, location, license plate number, and direction of travel.

The mission of the CHP is to provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and Security.

Sierra Wave Media reminds everyone to be smart, dont drive under the influence and report distracted drivers. Arrive Alive!

 

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6 Responses to CHP “Tackle ” DUI Drivers, proclaim designated drivers MVPs

  1. vaguelynoble January 31, 2020 at 8:26 pm #

    Enough of this propaganda. People are in jeopardy from blotto drivers, not from the football fan who has a few beers on board. The 0.08 schmucks they bust to pay for the beautiful new court buildings, because most of the blotto guys can’t pay fines anyway. Meanwhile, far more dangerous are drivers fooling with their phones – and the CHP are legally exempt from this.

     
    • BLITZOBLOTTO February 11, 2020 at 11:00 am #

      Very True , its all about the $MONEY$ now.

       
  2. Taryn J. White January 31, 2020 at 8:30 pm #

    The CHP deserve a lot of credit to try and fight dui charges by reminding drivers of the dangers of DUI during peak celebration days like the Super Bowl and holidays. This reminder is especially important today, with even more drivers operating their cars after smoking anything with THC or taking prescription medication, since it can get people in accidents and arrested for DUI just as easily.

     
  3. Trouble January 31, 2020 at 10:24 pm #

    They’re just pissed off they can’t watch the game!

     
  4. sugarmags February 3, 2020 at 10:35 am #

    While I understand the need for increased patrols after the superbowl, to catch impaired drivers….more important would be steps that would decrease the number of impaired drivers….like dial-a-ride being readily available, or LYFT or UBER available. Wouldn’t funding for that be more worthwhile than money for extra patrols?

     
  5. David Dennison February 3, 2020 at 6:19 pm #

    ….Sugermags….no….people are gonna drink and drive,most not considering UBER,LYFT or Dial-A Ride…back in my days of bar-hopping and drinking,I can’t think of anyone that would choose a LYFT driver,if they had them back in the 80’s,over chancing it and getting behind the wheel and either heading home,to another after-hours event,and usually including a stop at the liquor store to buy more beer either way..the best way to learn to not drink and drive,other than common sense, is seeing those blue,red and whites lighting up behind you is a night in jail,an impounded vehicle,and soon after opening up the check book BEFORE you kill some innocent person or family…

     

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