Designate a sober driver

Designate a sober driver.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is reminding fans attending Super Bowl parties to get a safe ride home after the game.

Super Bowl LIV falls on Sunday, Feb 2, and the cities of Apple Valley, Chino Hills, Hesperia, Highland, Loma Linda, Rancho Cucamonga, Victorville and Yucaipa will increase patrols Feb. 2 ready to flag those suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department reminds drivers that driving under the influence of anything that impairs is illegal, including prescriptions, over the counter or illicit drugs and marijuana. If you take prescription drugs, be mindful of side effects, especially if there is a driving or operating machinery warning on the label.

If you’re hosting a watch party, be a team player and have plenty of snacks and non-alcoholic drinks available for designated sober drivers. If a designated sober driver d ecides 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.

Funding for Super Bowl Sunday enforcement is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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