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Don’t get flagged this Super Bowl season, designate a sober driver

The Seal Beach Police Department is reminding fans who are watching the Super Bowl to get a safe ride home after the game. Super Bowl LV falls on February 7th and Seal Beach Police will increase patrols on Super Bowl Sunday ready to flag those suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

The Seal Beach Police Department reminds motorists that driving under the influence of anything that impairs 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 warning on the label about driving or operating machinery.

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 immediately call 911.

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.

Funding for Super Bowl Sunday 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 Seal Beach Police Department.