Police plan stepped up patrols for Super Bowl Sunday

Lynnwood police and other law enforcement agencies in Snohomish County will be out in force on Super Bowl Sunday looking for impaired drivers.

“Nobody says you can’t enjoy the Super Bowl with friends and family,” said Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon. “Just don’t drink and drive.”

During the past nine years, 12 people have been killed in drunk driving crashes on Super Bowl Sunday throughout Washington state.

“We haven’t had a traffic fatality in Snohomish County on Super Bowl Sunday since 2004,” said Snohomish County DUI & Target Zero Task Force Manager Tracy McMillan. “We want this life-saving trend to continue.”

McMillan says party hosts could be held civilly liable if someone leaves their home impaired and is involved in a crash.

She offers this advice:

  • Have plenty of non-alcoholic drinks available
  • Make sure no minors have access to alcohol
  • Use designated drivers or taxis
  • Plan ahead

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