The Galesburg Police Department Says Have a Game Plan for Super Bowl Sunday: Are You Drinking or Driving?

January 30, 2017 10:22 AM
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The Galesburg Police Department announced today it will conduct special patrols this Super Bowl weekend, cracking down on alcohol and drug-impaired drivers and seat belt law violators.
 
"Impaired driving crashes are completely preventable," said Lt. Russell Idle. "All it takes is a game plan. We want fans to remember that it’s a choice, and the choice is simple. Drink or drive—but never do both. If you do, you will be arrested."
 
"If you plan on drinking alcohol while cheering on your team, pass your keys to a sober driver before the Super Bowl party begins. Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. Motorists also can anticipate tickets for ignoring seat belt laws," Lt. Idle continued.
  
Lt. Idle said designating a sober driver before the party and not letting friends drive drunk or drug-impaired are two simple steps to help avoid a tragic crash or an arrest due to impaired driving. Other important tips include:
  • Call a taxi or ride share service, use mass transit, or call a sober friend or family member to get you home safely;
  • Report drunk drivers to law enforcement;
  • Spend the night where the activity is being held and sleep it off;
  • Always buckle up, and make sure every passenger is wearing a seat belt.
The Galesburg Police Department Super Bowl enforcement effort is made possible by federal highway safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.
 

 

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