Deputies in Palm Desert plan to stage two DUI saturation patrol this weekend before the Super Bowl on Sunday Feb. 3, according to the Sheriff's Department.
The patrols targeting drunken and drug-impaired drivers are planned 7 p.m. Friday Feb. 1 to 3 a.m. Saturday Feb. 2, and 7 p.m. Saturday Feb. 2 to 3 a.m. Sunday Feb. 3, in the Palm Desert Station area, sheriff's Sgt. Dave Adams said in a statement.
Funding for the DUI saturation patrols comes the California Office of Traffic Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
"The Palm Desert Police Department will be keeping the pressure on through enforcement and public awareness so that we can continue saving lives and reach the vision we all share – Toward zero deaths, every 1 counts," Christopher J. Murphy, state Office of Traffic Safety director, said in a prepared statement.
Super Bowl XLVII, San Francisco versus Baltimore, kicks off in New Orleans at 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time, Sunday Feb. 3 on CBS.
Palm Desert contracts with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department for its police services.