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Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department cautions sports fans to enjoy the Super Bowl responsibly

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is reminding football fans to stick to the “go safely” game plan and designate a sober driver if you plan on drinking at a Super Bowl LVI watch party.

During Super Bowl LVI weekend, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will have additional deputies on patrol looking for drivers suspected of being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

“If you plan to have a drink or two, choose a sober way to get to and from wherever you are watching the game,” Sergeant Robert Hill said. “Have a ride-hailing service or a family member who hasn’t been drinking take you home.”

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reminds the public that alcohol is not the only substance that impairs. Marijuana, prescription drugs, and over-the-counter medications can all affect your ability to drive safely. Do your research and understand the potential side effects of certain drugs.

“When it comes to getting to and from places safely, we’re all on the same team,” Sergeant Robert Hill. “The choice is simple: Don’t drive impaired.”

Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The article above was released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.