Super Bowl super drunk?
Better not drive after Sunday’s big game or you’ll be in a lot of trouble.
Authorities Friday reminded Southlanders that law enforcement officers will be out in force this Super Bowl weekend looking for motorists who drive while impaired or commit other traffic offenses.
Knowing that the Super Bowl for many football fans involves parties where alcohol is served, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the California Office of Traffic Safety have teamed with law enforcement agencies across the state for “a Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk campaign to urge all football fans to call the right play on Super Bowl weekend and pass the keys to a sober driver before the drinking begins.”
The Los Angeles Police Department will conduct the following DUI/driver’s license checkpoints this weekend:
- From 7 Friday through midnight, DUI/driver’s license checkpoints will be conducted on Imperial Highway at Main Street; and on Manchester Avenue at Denver Avenue.
- And from 8 p.m. Saturday through 1 a.m. Sunday, a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint will take place on Lincoln Boulevard at Maxella Avenue.
- And on Sunday afternoon through Monday morning, extra officers will be on patrol in various areas of the city, including the Hollywood, West Valley and downtown areas.
Sunday’s game between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots will be played in Houston.
As part of Super Bowl Sunday enforcement efforts, police, sheriff and California Highway Patrol personnel will be on heightened alert, ready to stop and arrest any impaired driver.
“Fans that are impaired can secure a safe ride home by designating a sober driver, using public transportation or calling a taxi or rideshare program,” said sheriff’s Sgt. Robert Hill.
Drivers are encouraged to download the Designated Driver VIP — or “DDVIP” — free mobile app for Android or iPhone users.
The DDVIP app helps find nearby bars and restaurants that feature free incentives for the designated sober driver, including free non-alcoholic drinks and appetizers. The app also has social media tie-ins and a tab for the non- designated driver to call Uber, Lyft or Curb.
— City News Service
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