Berwyn Police Department Urges You to Celebrate Safely Super Bowl Weekend

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Berwyn, IL Chief James Ritz announced it will conduct special patrols during Super Bowl weekend, looking for and cracking down on alcohol and drug-impaired drivers. “We are reminding everyone to drive sober during Super Bowl weekend in Berwyn or get pulled over!” said Chief James Ritz “If you plan on drinking alcohol while cheering your team on to victory, pass your keys to a sober, designated driver before the Super Bowl party begins. Follow the rules, or law enforcement will penalize you with a DUI.” According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2014 9,967 people were killed in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes in the United States—31 percent of all vehicle crash fatalities in the nation. The numbers go even higher on weekends. Chief James Ritz said that always designating a sober driver and not letting friends drive impaired are just two of several simple steps to help avoid a tragic crash or a DUI arrest. The law enforcement crackdown is funded by federal traffic safety funds through IDOT and is part of Illinois Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.

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