Steuben County Participating in NY States STOP-DWI Super Bowl Weekend Crackdown

Police check cars at a sobriety checkpoint in 2018. File

Police check cars at a sobriety checkpoint in 2018. File

HPD won't just be waiting, they will be looking for drunk drivers and they will be arrested. During the 52nd Super Bowl weekend in 2018, troopers made about 60 DUI arrests and issued more than 2,300 citations statewide, including approximately 760 speed, 320 seat belt, and 160 alcohol-related citations. The enforcement crackdown is funded by the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee.

"Traditionally, we see an increase in those getting behind the wheel intoxicated following the Super Bowl", Idleburg said.

There are plenty of ways to get a safe and sober ride home. If you're celebrating, do your part and celebrate responsibly.

Police check cars at a sobriety checkpoint in 2018. Also, please be sure to watch for vehicles parked or sitting on the side of the road with their hazard lights on. Have non-alcoholic choices for the designated drivers and ask guests to make proper arrangements and designate a sober driver before the big game begins.

Troopers will join their counterparts from across the country in the worldwide traffic safety initiative, Operation C.A.R.E.

An impaired driving conviction carries a maximum fine of $10,000, up to 7 years in prison and license revocation.

Steuben County Sheriffs Office will be participating in New York States STOP-DWI Superbowl weekend crackdown. "In order to allow everyone to enjoy Super Bowl Sunday, fans should be putting safety first".

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