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Boardman Police: 'Out in full force' for Super Bowl Sunday

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The Boardman Police Department is joining forces with other law enforcement agencies in the Valley to combat drunk and impaired driving for Super Bowl Sunday.

Boardman police issued a news release saying they'll have high visibility enforcement patrols targeting violators for aggressive driving offenses, distracted driving, operating a vehicle while impaired related violations and seat belt usage.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol in Trumbull and Mahoning counties said they'll have extra troopers out, and the Pennsylvania State Police will also be patrolling the roads.

Canfield Police Department also confirmed that they'll have increased patrol, but said they have no plans for checkpoints or blitzes.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends the following safety tips if you are attending a Super Bowl party or watching the game at a sports bar or restaurant:

  • Designate your sober driver or plan another way to get home safely before the party begins. Give that sober driver your car keys if you plan to drink.
  • If you don't have a designated driver, then ask a sober friend for a ride home; call a taxi cab; a local sober rides program like DD4Hire; a friend or a family member to come and get you home safely; or just stay the night.
  • For those who plan to drive, refrain from any alcohol. Instead, enjoy the game with food and non-alcoholic drinks. Being a sober designated driver is a key role on Super Bowl Sunday. You might just save a life.
  • Never let friends drive if they have had too much to drink. Remember, Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk.
  • Remember to always buckle up - your seat belt is still your best defense against a drunk driver in a crash.
     
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