State police issuing DUI warning for Super Bowl Sunday

State police issuing DUI warning for Super Bowl Sunday

Cattaraugus County STOP DWI Coordinator Brandon Walters has announced that Cattaraugus County police agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving.

The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration reported that in all of 2016 - the latest figures available - there were 10,497 fatalities involving drunk drivers and 1,059 DUI deaths in California.

Troopers say the Super Bowl is one of the busiest weekends of the year.

MHP want you to know that statistics show impaired driving crashes spike on Super Bowl Sunday when motorists are traveling to and from game festivities.

A news release from the MPD encourages driver to download the Designated Driver VIP, or "DDVIP", free mobile app for Android or iPhone.

Dozier said if you do plan on drinking, make sure you have a designated driver. Drunk driving can be deadly, and even small amounts of alcohol can impair judgement to make driving unsafe.

For many fans, Super Bowl Sunday means football on our TV, snacks on our plate and often beer in our glass, but it can also mean an increase of drunk driving in our streets. You'll get pulled over, arrested, and prosecuted.

Throwing a party? Offer non-alcoholic beverages and plenty of food. "image006.pngWith so many sober ride options - public trasnportation, taxis, ride booking programs - there is no excuse".

Remember that it is never okay to drink and drive.

In most states, drivers are considered alcohol-impaired if they have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of.08 or more. Take the keys away and arrange to help transport them home safely.