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Police deploying DUI patrols for Super Bowl Weekend

Sentinel staff report–
Additional patrol officers will be on the streets of Citrus Heights from Feb. 11-12 to target drivers showing signs of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

“We want the football fans in our community to enjoy Super Bowl festivities, but we also want responsible drivers on our roads,” Sgt. Kane Kissam said. “Before you grab a drink, make sure your game plan includes scheduling a ride-share or designating a sober driver.”

The department also advised drivers that prescription drugs with warning labels about driving or operating machinery can cause enough impairment to result in a DUI. Marijuana, especially when used in combination with alcohol or other drugs, can also result in a DUI.

Funding for CHPD’s increased patrols comes from a California Office of Traffic Safety grant, through the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration. The grants also fund the department’s regular DUI and Driver’s License Checkpoint operations.

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