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Deputy Sheriffs Will Be Out In Force On Super Bowl Sunday

Categories: | Author: sheriff sheriff | Posted: 2/5/2016 | Views: 2891
RIVERHEAD, NY-- On Super Bowl Sunday, February 7th, there will be a lot of game-day socializing that may include drinking. Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent DeMarco wants to remind residents to have a strategy for getting home safely from parties and local establishments. Deputy Sheriffs will be working along with other law enforcement agencies throughout Suffolk County to swiftly identify drivers who may be under the influence of alcohol and drugs.  
“I want to remind residents that Deputy Sheriffs are always on the lookout for people driving under the influence, and this is especially true during these big game days.  We have zero tolerance for drunk and drugged drivers.  I urge everyone to make appropriate travel plans, and to keep an eye out for friends who may have had too much to drink,” said Sheriff DeMarco.

Here are some Super Bowl safety tips courtesy of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office and the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration:

If you’re hosting a Super Bowl party:

  -Make sure all your guests designate a sober driver in advance, or arrange for alternate transportation to ensure they get home safely.

  -Serve food and include non-alcoholic beverages at the party.

  -Stop serving alcohol at the end of the third quarter of the game and begin serving coffee and dessert.

  -Keep the numbers for local cab companies handy, and take the keys away from anyone who has had too much to drink.

If you’re attending a Super Bowl party or watching the game at a sports bar or restaurant:

  -Designate your sober driver, or plan another way to get home safely before the party begins.

  -If you don’t have a designated driver, then ask a sober friend for a ride home; call a cab, friend, or family member to come and get you; or just stay for the night.

  -Never let friends drive if they have had too much to drink.


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