The Sheriff’s Department on Monday said it will increase its DUI patrols by Sheriff’s Deputies across the county on Super Bowl Sunday.
Increased patrols will take place from 3 p.m. through 5 a.m. Monday. Deputies will also conduct a DUI checkpoint in the city of Poway on Friday between 8 p.m. and 3 a.m.
In 2015, the Sheriff’s Department arrested 1,516 people for DUI. In 2014, deputies arrested 1,610 people for impaired driving. In 2013, 1,888 people were arrested for impaired driving.
“Super Bowl Sunday should be a fun and safe time, on and off the gridiron,” said Sheriff Bill Gore. “Do the responsible thing: don’t drink and drive. Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving.”
The Sheriff’s Department has these tips for a safe Super Bowl Sunday:
• Plan a safe way home before the game begins
• Before drinking, designate a sober driver and leave your car keys at home
• If you’re impaired, use a taxi, ride sharing service, call a sober friend or family member or use public transportation
• If you see an impaired driver on the road, call 9-1-1 immediately