Ontario Co. announces Super Bowl DWI crackdown

Created: 01/26/2014 10:41 AM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

Law enforcement agencies in Ontario County will be cracking down on drunk drivers during Super Bowl weekend.

The Ontario County Sheriff's Office says deputies along with officers in Canandaigua and Geneva will take part in the detail to get drunk drivers off the road. They say despite the strides made by other programs, there are still too many DWI-related crashes.

Deputies say if you are headed out to parties or watching the game at the bar, you should follow these tips:

  • Designate your sober driver before the party begins
  • Avoid drinking too much alcohol too fast. Pace yourself. East plenty of food, take breaks and alternate with non-alcoholic drinks
  • Keep track of how much you have had to drink
  • Make sure your ride is sober before letting him/her drive you
  • If you don't have a designated driver, ask a sober friend for a ride home; call a cab, friend or family member to come and get you; or if possible stay where you are for the night and don't drive until you are sober
  • Never let a friend drive drunk. Arrange a safe way for them to get home
  • Always buckle up. It's still your best defense against other drunk drivers

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