Police want Super Bowl fans to “have a game plan” to get home safely on Sunday night, when they will increase patrols in Long Beach.
“Millions of people will be watching the Super Bowl at parties and bars across the country. Don’t put others at risk because you chose to break the law and drive impaired,” stated Lt. Kris Klein.
“Have a game plan for the big game by making sure you have a safe way to get home. Your best defense against impaired driving is to use a designated sober driver.”
The extra officers will be on the lookout for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, including prescription drugs that impair driving and marijuana.
Police also advise party hosts to have plenty of snacks and non-alcoholic drinks for designated drivers and monitor who is drinking and how they are getting home.
The California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration funded the extra enforcement with a grant to the police department.
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