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The Corona Police Department helps keep roadways safe over the Christmas and New Year's Holidays

Post Date:12/12/2018 3:15 PM

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For Immediate Release 
December 12, 2018


CORONA, CA– The Christmas and New Year’s holidays are a way to spend time with family and friends celebrating another year.  Unfortunately, it is also a time people choose to drive under the influence of alcohol and drugs, putting themselves and others on the road at risk.


To help spread the message about the dangers of drunk and drugged driving, the Corona Police Department is partnering with the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to remove impaired drivers from the roads.

During the high-visibility enforcement campaign called, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, which runs from December 14 through January 1, 2019, the Corona Police Department will staff more officers on the road to conduct saturation patrols looking for impaired drivers. 

Also, the Corona Police Department Traffic Unit will hold a DUI checkpoint on Friday, December 14 at an undisclosed location within the City of Corona between the hours of 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and drug impairment, as well as checking drivers for proper licensing.

The Corona Police Department also reminds drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” Marijuana, prescription drugs, and over-the-counter medications can also impair, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs. 

Funding for impaired driving enforcement operations is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

If you have any information about this Office of Traffic Safety Grant, please contact Sergeant Michael Nielsen at 951-739-4885 or email

About the City of Corona: Corona is located adjacent to Orange County California at the junction of the 91 and 15 freeways with a population of more than 160,000 residents. For more information regarding the City of Corona visit

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