Continuing their heightened DUI enforcement that began over the holidays, law enforcement officials implemented sobriety checkpoints on Super Bowl Sunday to discourage drivers from driving under the influence in California. Law enforcement officials all over the state deployed extra patrols and added additional DUI checkpoints throughout Southern California to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving, according to a Pasadena Star-News report.
According to a written statement from the California Highway Patrol, 403 Californians were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence on last year’s Super Bowl Sunday. “We’re not discouraging the celebration,” CHP Baldwin Park Commander Bill Siegl said. “We’re asking the fans to make the right call, so they won’t find themselves benched in a jail cell.”
“A DUI is no 5-yard penalty,” Siegl added. “It’s something that will follow you around for years to come.”
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