Starting Monday, most Riverside County sheriff’s stations will initiate a two-week pre-Christmas enforcement campaign aimed at cracking down on drunken and drug-impaired driving, as well as other hazardous offenses.

“Simple safety measures help to ensure we all safely enjoy the holidays,” said Capt. Zach Hall, commander of the sheriff’s Temecula station. “We encourage everyone to take care when they travel by not drinking and driving, following the speed limit, ensuring their vehicle is well-maintained, staying off the phone while driving and wearing a seatbelt. Doing these things will help keep you and others safe.”

During the enforcement campaign, additional deputies will be deployed in various locations for saturation patrols, specifically targeting unsafe driving, according to sheriff’s officials.

The operation will conclude on Dec. 15.

A similar campaign is expected to be conducted regionally by the California Highway Patrol during the last two weeks of the year.

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