Press ReleaseWednesday, February 3, 2021
SAY NO TO DRINKING AND DRIVING: ENJOY THE SUPERBOWL AT HOME THIS YEAR
Turlock, California – Whether it’s the commercials, halftime show or the game itself, the Turlock Police Department is reminding everyone that we are all on the same team when it comes to being safe on Super Bowl Sunday.
Super Bowl LV is Sunday, February 7, 2021, and the Turlock Police Department will have additional officers on patrol over the Super Bowl weekend looking for drivers suspected of being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
Lieutenant James Silveira said, “If you are watching the game at home and plan to have a drink or two, stay at home. Have a family member who hasn’t been drinking go out on your behalf or have your food delivered.”
The Turlock Police Department reminds the public that alcohol is not the only thing that impairs and may lead to a DUI. Prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications and marijuana may affect your ability to drive safely. Do your research and understand how a drug affects you before deciding whether or not you are okay to drive.
California’s public health guidance advises to limit mixing with people you don’t live with as much as possible to limit the spread of COVID-19. Although many watch parties will be virtual this year, it’s important to plan ahead, designate a sober driver or simply stay at home for the night.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The Turlock Police Department is an active participant in the Crime Stoppers Program. Callers can leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 and may be eligible for a cash reward.
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This information is being released by Turlock Police Department Sergeant David Hall.
Any media requests should contact:
Sergeant Michael Parmley
Office of Professional Standards
Turlock Police Department
Office phone - (209) 664-7345
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