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Posted on: January 27, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Frederick Police to conduct DUI saturation patrols over Super Bowl weekend

The Super Bowl is America’s most watched sporting event. On Super Bowl Sunday, February 1, there will be lots of game day socializing that may include drinking. The Frederick Police Department is urging football fans to choose sides now: drinking OR driving. If you plan on having any alcohol on Super Bowl Sunday, make a plan to get home safely now and stick to your plan on game day.

Drunk and drugged driving has been responsible for the deaths of more than 850 people across Maryland over the last five years. The Frederick Police Department urges everyone to have a sober ride home if they plan on drinking.
Maryland crash data shows that impaired driving was a factor in roughly one third of all roadway deaths in 2013. A driver is legally considered intoxicated when their Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) reaches .08 but impairment begins with the first drink. Police officers in Maryland made more than 23,000 arrests for DUI last year through checkpoints and DUI patrols, and every one of those could have been avoided.
The Frederick Police Department will be conducting DUI saturation patrols to detect impaired driving, promote awareness and reduce the number of alcohol-impaired drivers on the road over the Super Bowl weekend. This enforcement is being conducted in partnership with the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration's Highway Safety Office as part of a year-long campaign to keep Frederick area roads safe for residents and travelers.

Authored by OFC. Kacie Strong - 301-600-7503
Released by OFC. Kacie Strong
For more information contact Lt. Bruce DeGrange - 301-600-2118

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