Additional police officers will be on patrol this holiday season looking for motorists suspected of driving while under the influence of drugs and alcohol, police officials said Wednesday.

From Friday until the new year, Palm Springs Police Department officers will on the look out for impaired drivers, beginning with a DUI and drivers license checkpoint on Friday from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. at an undisclosed location within the city of Palm Springs.

“Unfortunately, this time of year is when we see more people driving impaired,” Police Springs police Sgt. Arnold Galvan said. “There is no excuse for driving after drinking or using drugs that impair. There are many ways to get home safely without driving.”

Impaired driving is not just from alcohol, according to police officals. It includes driving under the influence of prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs and marijuana, which can also impair, especially in combination with alcohol and/or other drugs.

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