Don't Get Flagged This Super Bowl Season, Designate a Sober Driver

January 31, 2020

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Don’t Get Flagged This Super Bowl Season, Designate a Sober Driver

San Rafael, Calif. – Attention all fans attending Super Bowl watch parties: Remember to get a safe ride home after the game.

“Don't be another statistic,” Marin County District Attorney Lori E. Frugoli said. “Last year alone Marin County saw more than 1,300 arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or both.  Stay safe and have a sober driver for all your Super Bowl plans.”

Super Bowl LIV falls on Sunday, Feb 2, and all law enforcement will be on high alert ready to flag those suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

The Marin County District Attorney's Office wants to remind drivers that driving under the influence of anything that impairs is illegal, including prescriptions, over the counter or illicit drugs and marijuana. Keep in mind that combining alcohol and marijuana can have an additive effect on impairment making driving especially dangerous. If you take prescription drugs, be mindful of side effects, especially if there is a driving or operating machinery warning on the label.

If you’re hosting a watch party, have plenty of snacks and non-alcoholic drinks available for designated sober drivers. If a designated sober driver decides to have a drink, make sure someone else who hasn’t been drinking is available to come pick everyone up. Anyone who sees a drunk driver should call 911.

Walking to a bar or party? Walking impaired can also be dangerous, so have someone who is sober walk home with you.

No matter who you are rooting for on Super Bowl Sunday, we are all on the same team when the game ends so remember to go safely.