Increased DUI patrols for Super Bowl Sunday
While sports fans enjoy watching the Super Bowl from the safety and comfort of their homes, deputies with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department will be keeping an eye out for impaired drivers on our roadways.
Look for increased impaired driving patrols by deputies across San Diego County beginning on Sunday, February 7th at 3:00 p.m. and lasting through 5:00 a.m. the following day.
Impaired driving doesn’t just refer to alcohol. It can also include marijuana and prescription drugs.
“Don’t drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs this Super Bowl Sunday or any other day,” said Sheriff Bill Gore. “It’s a bad decision that can negatively impact the rest of your life.”
In 2020, 5,924 people were arrested for impaired driving by the Sheriff’s Department and other law enforcement agencies in San Diego County. Of those arrests, 774 were made by Sheriff’s Deputies. During Super Bowl Sunday 2020, 22 people were arrested by the Sheriff’s Department and other law enforcement agencies in San Diego County for impaired driving. Watch this video featuring our Sheriff’s Crime Lab showing how even a small amount of alcohol can negatively impact the way you drive.
Watch this video featuring our Sheriff’s Crime Lab showing how even a small amount of alcohol can negatively impact the way you drive. You can also watch the video by following us on VIMEO: https://vimeo.com/508540004.
The Sheriff’s Department has these tips for a safe Super Bowl Sunday:
• Plan a safe way home before the game begins
• Before drinking, designate a sober driver and leave your car keys at home
• If you’re impaired, use a taxi, ride sharing service, call a sober friend or family member or use public transportation
• If you see an impaired driver on the road, call 9-1-1 immediately
Funding for the Super Bowl DUI enforcement program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).