Cypress Police Department

Cypress PD to hold DUI checkpoint Friday, Jan. 31

The Cypress Police Department is reminding fans attending Super Bowl watch parties to get a safe ride home after the game. “If you plan on drinking, plan for a ride home with a sober driver,” Cypress Police Department Chief Cox said. “Whether your team wins or loses, we all win by not drinking and driving.”

Super Bowl LIV falls on Sunday, February 2, and Cypress Police Department will increase patrols during the weekend to increase roadway safety and stop persons from driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

In addition, the Cypress Police Department will hold a DUI checkpoint on Friday, January 31, 2020, at an undisclosed location between the hours of 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. During the checkpoint, officers will make contact with drivers to determine whether they suspect them to be under the influenc e, as well as check for proper licensing.

The Cypress Police Department reminds drivers that driving under the influence of anything that impairs their ability to drive safely is illegal, including prescriptions, over the counter or illicit drugs, and marijuana. 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 are hosting a watch party, be a team player and 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 has not 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 reme mber to go home safely. Funding for Super Bowl weekend enforcement is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This article was released by the Cypress Police Department.