RI State Police send warning about drinking and driving on Super Bowl Sunday


The Rhode State Police are warning potential Super Bowl revelers to think before you drink.

"We have our regular contingent of troopers on the road and we do have extra patrols statewide to go out and to find people that are drinking and driving,” said Sgt. Charles LeValley.

Officials say the Super Bowl is on par with New Year's Eve and St. Patrick's Day when it comes to drinking. They urge that preparations be put in place early. So huddle up before the party.

"Plan ahead,” said LeValley. “Make those arrangements prior to the Super Bowl to have a designated driver, to have that Uber lined up, to have that Lyft or that taxi lined up after the event's over."

While troopers can't be everywhere, they are relying on all of us to be responsible. Don't try to take the law into your own hands. Call 911 for anything you think may be dangerous.

"Any erratic operation - it doesn't have to be a drunk driver,” added LeValley. “Anyone who appears to be driving erratically, we definitely want you to give us a call and let us know and we'll definitely send someone out there to stop them."

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