Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Avoid the 100 DUI Task Force on Super Bowl Sunday

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Wednesday January 29, 2014, 11:37

- HQ Newsroom (SHB), Los Angeles County Sheriff

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Community: Avoid the 100 DUI Task Force
Deploying Saturation Patrols Super Bowl Sunday

The Super Bowl is one of America’s most highly
anticipated sporting events gathering friends and family in homes, bars
and restaurants to celebrate. As game day approaches and football fans
across the country prepare for the game, the National Football League
(NFL), the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), and the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will be joining forces with
the Los Angeles County Avoid the 100 DUI Task Force to spread the message
about designating a sober driver, because – Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive
Nationally in 2012, alcohol-impaired-driving crashes
took 10,322 lives. Californians witnessed 802 deaths in DUI crashes on
their streets and highways. These crashes were 31 percent more likely to
occur on weekends than on weekdays. 
“For football fans, Super Bowl Sunday is one of the
best days of the year,” said Glendora Police Chief Tim Staab. “Have a
great time, but please don’t allow the celebration to result in a drunk
driving arrest. Act responsibly, designate a sober driver before the
Super Bowl party begins and leave your car keys at home.” 
The Los Angeles County Avoid the 100 Coalition will be
deploying special DUI Saturation Patrols in communities around the
county. Every regularly scheduled patrol officer working will be watching
for the tell-tale signs of impaired driving before, during and after the
Whether watching at a bar or hosting a party, the NFL,
the Office of Traffic Safety, NHTSA, and the Los Angeles County Avoid DUI
Task Force reminds everyone that Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk. Before
choosing to drink, choose your team’s MVP – a sober designated
The ‘Avoid’ DUI Task Force offers these additional
safety tips: 
If you’re 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 
§ If you don’t have a
designated driver, ask a sober friend for a ride home; call a cab, 
friend, or family member to come and get you; or just
stay for the night 
§ Use your community’s sober
ride program 
§ And remember, your seat
belt is your best defense against a drunk driver in a crash 
If you’re hosting a Super Bowl party 
§ Make sure all your guests
designate a sober driver in advance, or arrange for alternate
transportation to ensure they get home safely 
§ Serve food and include
non-alcoholic beverages at the party 
§ Stop serving alcohol at
the end of the third quarter of the game and begin serving coffee and
§ Keep the numbers for local
cab companies handy, and take the keys away from anyone who has had too
much to drink 
Never let friends drive if they have had too much to
drink. Stay connected with OTS via:,!/OTS_CA , 
Avoid the 100 DUI Task Force funding is provided by a
grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration that reminds everyone to ‘Report
Drunk Drivers! Call 9-1-1.’ 
Written by: 
Wendy M. Brewer, CSO
Glendora Police Department 
Avoid the 100 DUI Task Force 
Los Angeles County Coordinator 
o: (626) 852-4826 
c: (626) 241-0605 
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