DUI checkpoints being readied for Super Bowl weekend

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05 February, 2017

Statewide, New York State Police and local law enforcement agencies will be cracking down on unsafe driving Saturday, Sunday and early Monday morning, according to a news release from the office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Enforcement periods can include sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols and additional law enforcement on duty dedicated to impaired driving enforcement.

Last year, on Super Bowl Sunday, 69 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes.

The campaign begins Friday and runs thru the early morning hours Monday, February 6. The THSO's Booze It & Lose It campaign is a statewide mobilization to prevent impaired-driving crashes, injuries, and fatalities.

Johnson City police are stepping up DUI patrols this weekend. "We encourage everyone to always have a plan in place, either by having a designated driver or by getting a ride with someone who hasn't been drinking".

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"Regardless of which team wins, everyone loses when drunk drivers are on the roads", Colonel Assumpico said.

Even a small amount of alcohol can impair judgment and reaction times enough to make driving unsafe, police warn in the message. "If you do plan to drink, do not forget to pass the keys to the sober driver before kickoff".

Meanwhile, Durham Police say they will also be staging R.I.D.E checks, including several in and around GO stations.

Authorities recommend that those watching the game get the app Designated Driver VIP, which is free on iTunes and Android and locate bars offering free, non-alcoholic drinks, food or other incentives to designated drivers. "Drunk drivers not only put themselves in danger, they threaten everyone who shares the highway with them". While services like Uber and Lyft have yet to gain a foothold in Ashtabula, before heading out program the numbers of a few cab companies into your phone.


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