COLUMBUS – Super Bowl Sunday is historically a day when friends and family gather. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is urging fans to be safe this Sunday by refraining from driving impaired. If you plan on consuming alcohol, be sure to designate a sober driver to get you home safely.
Help others make the same decision by remembering that Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk. If you host a Super Bowl party, make sure your guests have a safe and sober way home, and do not serve alcohol to anyone under 21 years of age.
During last year’s Super Bowl, the Patrol made 66 OVI arrests from Feb.5, 2017, at 6 a.m. through Feb. 6, 2017, at 6 a.m. During the 24-hour reporting period, there were four fatalities and 135 injuries resulting from traffic crashes. Three of the traffic fatalities and 21 of the injuries were OVI- related.
“The Patrol is committed to removing impaired drivers from our roadways,” said Colonel Paul A. Pride, Patrol superintendent. “Your decision to not drive impaired shows that you value your own safety as well as the safety of motorists around you. You can also influence your friends and family to make the same choice.”
The public is encouraged to use #677 to report dangerous or impaired drivers, as well as drug activity.