Say No to Drinking and Driving: Enjoy the Super Bowl at Home This Year

Published: 02/04/2021

Sergeant Ryan D. Wilson
Riverside Police Department Field Operations – Traffic Bureau
(951) 351-6046
[email protected]

Riverside, California – Whether it’s the commercials, halftime show or the game itself, the Riverside 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 Riverside 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. Sergeant Ryan Wilson of the Riverside Police Department 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. Enjoy the Super Bowl game responsibly."

The Riverside Police Department reminds the public that alcohol is not the only thing that impairs and may lead to a DUI. Prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines and marijuana can also impair judgement, especially in combination with each other. Do your research and understand how a drug affects you before deciding whether or not if you are OK 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 is important to plan ahead, designate a sober driver or simply stay at home for the night.

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.