DON’T Let a DUI
Sack Your Celebration!
February 5th, football fans across the country will gather with
friends and family to celebrate America’s most-watched national sporting event, the Super
Bowl. Before the Big Game, the
California Highway Patrol (CHP) is reminding all motorists to designate a sober
driver in advance.
game plan for the CHP and law enforcement throughout the state is to encourage
the public to make arrangements beforehand and prevent drivers from getting
behind the wheel after drinking.
driving continues to be a serious and deadly problem,” CHP Commissioner Joe
Farrow said. “While many will be watching the football game, our officers will
be out patrolling the highways to ensure motorists arrive safely at their
last year’s Super Bowl, one person was killed in an alcohol-involved collision
and 52 others were injured on California’s roadways. That same day, there were
360 arrests made by the CHP for driving under the influence (DUI). Consequences
of a DUI arrest are jail time, the loss of a driver license, higher insurance rates, court fees, car towing and auto repair,
and lost wages from time off work.
“There are no excuses when it comes to driving under the
influence,” Commissioner Farrow added. “Alternative transportation is easily
accessible in California, so celebrate responsibly and plan ahead.”
you plan on hosting a Super Bowl party this weekend, help ensure the safety of
your guests by serving non-alcoholic drinks and helping your guests find a safe
public can help by calling 9-1-1 if they suspect a drunk driver.
should be prepared to give the vehicle’s description, location, license plate
number, and direction of travel.
CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow
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