Super Bowl Sunday – Super Bowl XLV – Super Bowl 45 – Not a DWI / DUI Holiday
I have searched the internet leading up to this years big Super Bowl Sunday to find out what news there is about DWI / DUI enforcement this Sunday and I came up with a lot of information.
The Northern Delaware County DUI task force will be out conducting roving patrols:
The Northern Delaware County DUI Taskforce will be conducting roving patrols this weekend within its jurisdictional area. The Northern Delaware County DUI Taskforce is comprised of six municipalities – Haverford, Marple, Newtown, Radnor, Springfield and Upper Darby townships.
It has been in operation since September 2009 and has conducted 16 operations to date. The taskforce has arrested 57 drivers for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, issued 22 citations for underage drinking, 273 citations and 197 warnings for other motor vehicle violations.
The purpose of the Northern Delaware County DUI Taskforce is to save lives on the roadways and reduce injuries by aggressively enforcing DUI laws. Sobriety checkpoints are a proactive visual deterrent while also removing impaired drivers; roving patrols are traffic details with the main goals to spot and stop possible impaired drivers before they can cause harm to innocent unsuspecting motorists traveling on our roadways.
The Northern Delaware County DUI Taskforce reminds all drivers over the age of 21 to be responsible and NEVER operate a motor vehicle while impaired. Read carefully all instruction labels on prescription or over the counter medications and make arrangements prior to consuming alcohol for a designated driver. Don’t risk arrest, injury or death.
The Pennsylvania State Police are planning a similar crackdown on DWI / DUI in their state:
HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA- Law enforcement across the state is planning a DUI crackdown during Super Bowl weekend.
The Pennsylvania DUI Association reports more than 50 police task forces will be conducting patrols and sobriety checkpoints, including several around the state.
During last year’s Super Bowl weekend, there were nearly 250 car crashes, 18 of which were alcohol-related. Two were fatal.
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The Reno Nevada Police Department is planning check points in undisclosed locations through out the area:
Police will be conducting a DUI checkpoint just in time for Super Bowl Sunday and this time they are not saying where it will be.
Beginning Feb.6 at 3 p.m., the Sparks Police Department, with the assistance of the Reno Police Department, the Nevada Highway Patrol, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, and the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a DUI check point.
The check point will take place at an undisclosed location within the city limits.
The Sparks Police Department would like to remind football fans that if your Super Bowl celebration includes alcohol, have a designated driver, utilize the public transportation system, or use a taxi service.
If you are hosting a Super Bowl party, police advise that fans please ensure that attendees are 21 years of age or older, have a designated driver and prevent any guests from driving while impaired.
If you are attending a Super Bowl party police say to take some preventative steps such as placing the numbers to your local cab companies in your cell phone, leave your keys at home if you plan to drink and avoid drinking too much alcohol too fast.
The cost of the check point is being paid for by a grant that was awarded to the represented agencies by the Department of Public Safety/Office of Traffic Safety.
The Franklin County, Ohio DUI task force will be out patrolling with additional police officers assigned to DUI enforcement.
The Florida Highway Patrol plans to put more than a dozen officers on area roads to bust drunk drivers, said FHP spokesman Larry Kraus.
So let’s be safe and avoid the pitfalls of drinking under the influence no matter where you live.