Law Enforcement In Ohio Increasing DUI Patrols For Super Bowl

by nph | January 27th, 2012

January 27, 2012

As party-goers prepare for the festivities associated with the upcoming Super Bowl, law enforcement in the state of Ohio is preparing as well. According to Channel 5 News, state and local law enforcement, including the Brunswick Police Department, will be increasing their presence through both sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols in an effort to deter drunk drivers Super Bowl weekend.

Officers say that these two methods of catching drunk drivers has been found effective at reducing the number of fatal accidents associated with alcohol in the state over the last several years. Despite their best efforts, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) estimates that in Ohio alone, 400 people will die, 15,000 will be injured, and 20,000 will be involved in an alcohol-related crash every year.

This is why a spokesman for the Brunswick Police Department, Lieutenant Brian Ohlin, offered these tips to keep safe during and after your Super Bowl get together:

  • Make sure to drink responsibly, utilize designated drivers, and make sure everyone who is drinking is of age.
  • Provide plenty of food and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Stop serving alcohol at the end of the third quarter of the game, just like they do at the stadium.

The Ohio car accident lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy hope that these tips will encourage sports fans to keep safety in mind during and after the big game.