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02/01/19

Don’t Get Super Busted on Super Bowl Sunday by Driving Impaired

Rancho Cordova, Calif. – The Rancho Cordova Police Department is encouraging all football fans to celebrate Super Bowl LIII responsibly by not driving impaired, or letting other fans get behind the wheel when they shouldn’t.

The Rancho Cordova Police Department will proactively increase patrols and add additional officers on Super Bowl Sunday, February 3rd, to identify and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers to continue improving traffic safety in the City of Rancho Cordova.

“Have a game plan for the big game by making sure you have a safe way to get home,” said Sergeant Mark Atkins. “Your best defense against impaired driving is to use a designated sober driver.”

If you plan to drink, don’t plan to drive. Even one drink can be one too many, so have your sober friend be the “MVP” and get you home, use ride-share, or take public transportation. If you’re hosting a party, be a team player and have plenty of snacks and non-alcoholic drinks available for designated sober drivers. Be sure to monitor who is drinking and how they are getting home. If you see an impaired driver on the road, call 9-1-1.

The Rancho Cordova Police Department also reminds drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI.

No matter who you are rooting for on Super Bowl Sunday, we are all on the same team when the game ends, so remember to go home safely.

Funding for Super Bowl Sunday enforcement is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.