Albemarle County Police kicked off a campaign to nab intoxicated drivers on Super Bowl Sunday in Central Virginia.
Before the Super Bowl, Corporal Ken Richardson explained, “We are going to have heavy patrol from the roads during the time of the Super Bowl to look for intoxicated drivers.”
Albemarle County Police added seven traffic patrol units that Sunday to watch county streets before the official kickoff into the early hours of Monday morning, said Richardson.
Richardson said that they were looking for any unusual driving habits that people were doing, such as crossing the lines.
Central Virginia bars also helped out in the efforts to keep drunk drivers off the roads in Albemarle County. Kiersten Kaufman of the Wild Wing Café in Charlottesville said that her staff was prepared to cut off fans who had enough to drink. “We train our staff very, very well to know the signs of when someone is a little too intoxicated, and often times those signs present themselves before they’ve gotten to that point,” said Kaufman.
Some of the signs that Kaufman said to watch out for that would indicate someone had too much to drink include slurred speech, not walking properly, putting their head down or slowing down as far as drinking.
Richardson said that he hoped everyone would have come up with a plan to get home safely from Super Bowl parties. One of the ways that people could prevent an arrest for driving under the influence (DUI) was by designating a driver.
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