Connecticut State Police To Step Up Patrols For Super Bowl

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – On Sunday, Connecticut State Police will be more alert on roads and highways all over the state for drivers driving under the influence of alcohol during and after the Super Bowl and they will as always aggressively enforce all motor vehicle laws, said Gov. Dannel Malloy to the people living in the area.

Malloy added, “Many of us are excited to have a local team in the big game, and we want everyone to enjoy themselves. But that cannot and should not come at the expense of public safety. If you are going to consume alcohol, have a plan to get home and stick to that plan. Don’t put your life and the lives of others in danger. Have a plan, identify a designated driver, drink responsibly, and never let a friend drive drunk. Enjoy Super Bowl Sunday – but please, be smart about getting to and from your home”.

According to the Connecticut State Police officials, Super Bowl Sunday has been one of the most dangerous days on the roads and highways of the state because of impaired driving related crashes so they warned the individuals.

Dora B. Schriro, commissioner of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection said, “The designation of a sober driver is the best way to ensure everyone on the road remains safe and sound. Impaired drivers are subject to arrest, fines, jail time, and other penalties. Designating a sober driver will help ensure that a day meant for friends and celebrations will be a win for everyone”.

“Our troopers will be on the roads, ensuring the safety of all drivers. We urge motorists to use caution and obey all traffic laws,” said State Police Col. Brian Meraviglia.

In the year 2014 during Super Bowl on Sunday, 7individuals were taken into custody by the state troopers for DUI; they issued 212 tickets for driving at high speed and gave out 414 tickets for hazardous moving violations.

The Connecticut State Police also remind people that in Connecticut, football pools are legal as long as all of the money taken in for the pool is given back to the winners participating in the pool. No amount of money or cut can be taken by the individual who is organizing the pool for their time or expense of running the pool.

Other than that, no betting pools of any kind can be run in any establishment or bar that is selling alcohol.

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