Don't get sacked! Increased DUI enforcement Super Bowl weekend

Last year, state troopers issued 2,494 citations statewide, 200 of which were alcohol-related arrests - almost double the number from the 2015 Super Bowl weekend, said ISP.

If you are trying to decide whether you are capable of driving home after the game, Cervantez said, "remember, buzzed driving is drunk driving".

Statewide a year ago, there were 360 DUI arrests made by just the CHP on Super Bowl Sunday.

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We hope all those going out stay safe, and all those planning to drink stay away from the wheel.

In California, alcohol involved collisions led to 1,155 deaths and almost 24,000 serious injuries in 2014 because someone failed to designate a sober driver.

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"If you plan on consuming alcohol this Super Bowl, do not forget to pass the keys to a designated driver to help your family and friends get home safely". Great options include taxis, Uber, Lyft and RTD. Local police agencies are adding patrols for Super Bowl Sunday. First-time DUI offenders can be punished with up to one year in jail, license suspension and steep fines.

To keep that from happening, the California Highway Patrol is promoting a "Fans don't let Fans Drive Drunk" campaign. Stop serving alcohol at the end of the third quarter of the game and begin serving coffee and dessert. Eat plenty of food, take breaks and alternate with non-alcoholic beverages.

·Only serve alcohol to guests that are over 21 years old.

From 2013 to 2014, alcohol impaired driving fatalities increased 14 percent (125 to 143).

Cuomo's office indicated that STOP-DWI efforts across NY have led to significant reductions in the number of drinking and driving fatalities, while cautioning that too many lives are still being impacted by crashes caused by impaired drivers.

  • Ronnie Bowen