Police Warn Football Fans Celebrating Super Bowl

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More than 81 law enforcement agencies from around the state will conduct enforcement activities and saturation patrols on Super Bowl Sunday.

In fact, the Mentor Police Department said it will target impaired driving all weekend, from Feb. 1 through Feb. 3. Additional patrol units will work in the city, looking for impaired drivers.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, 46 OVI-related arrests were made during last year’s Super Bowl. There were three fatalities and 193 injuries resulting from traffic crashes. One of the fatalities and 16 of the injuries were from OVI-related crashes.

Federal grants provided through the Ohio State Highway Patrol will pay for around 1,925 hours of enforcement activity and 1,100 hours of saturation patrols, according to OSHP.

OSHP suggests anyone celebrating the Super Bowl designate sober drivers, serve plenty of food and non-alcoholic drinks and to stop serving alcohol at the end of the third quarter of the game.

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