The San Diego Sheriff's Department is hoping to make sure fans stay safe this Sunday. The department plans on dispatching special roving patrols across the county.
Scheduled along side the regular patrols, these units will look for the “tell-tale” signs of intoxication, according to a press release.
"We're reminding everyone that real Super Bowl Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk," said Sheriff Bill Gore. "If your Super Bowl plans includes alcohol, make sure you have a designated sober driver. We are asking all party hosts and bar owners to take extra good care of designated sober drivers this year. Designated sober drivers make sure everyone gets home safely. For taking on such an important responsibility, they should be rewarded."
The Sheriff's Department gave the following tips to help ensure for a safe super bowl:
- Before you go out, add the numbers for local cab companies in your cell phone so if you find yourself in need of a ride, it is just one touch away.
- Whatever non-alcoholic beverage a designated driver is are drinking, make sure their glass is always full.
- Determine ahead of time when you'll stop serving alcohol at a Super Bowl party, such as one hour before the end of the party or at the end of the third quarter of the game (just like NFL stadiums) and begin serving coffee and dessert.
For more tips you can visit the Sheriff's website.