Highway Patrol Will Be Out In Force During Super Bowl Weekend

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Authorities today reminded Southlanders that law enforcement officers will be out in force this Super Bowl weekend looking for motorists who drive while impaired or who commit other traffic offenses.

``Drunk driving is completely avoidable, but continues to be a serious problem,'' said California Highway Patrol Acting Commissioner Warren Stanley. ``We want motorists to remember that drinking and driving is a choice that can have catastrophic results. If you choose to drink, do not drive.''

On Sunday afternoon, the New England Patriots will face the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl.

``There are no excuses when it comes to driving under the influence,'' Stanley said. ``Have a game plan ready to avoid a tragedy. Leave your car keys at home if you will be consuming alcoholic beverages, and use public transportation, a designated driver, or a ride-hailing service to stay safe.''

Stanley also urged people hosting a Super Bowl party to ``be a team player and help keep impaired drivers from getting behind the wheel.''

``Make proper arrangements and designate your sober driver before the big game begins,'' Stanley said. ``And remember: fans don't let fans drive drunk.''

He also urged people to call 911 if they see a possible a drunken driver.

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