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DUI patrols increase for Super Bowl, St. Patrick’s Day

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

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High-visibility DUI patrols are being increased throughout Delaware, starting with the long Super Bowl weekend and running through the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. That’s Feb. 9 through March 19.

In 2022, there were 1,175 crashes, 103 serious injuries and 4,655 arrests involving impaired driving in Delaware. From Feb. 10-14 (last year’s Super Bowl weekend), there were 72 impaired driving arrests.

The Delaware Office of Highway Safety is calling the campaign “Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk.”

“If you’re going out to a Super Bowl party and you plan to drink alcohol, make sure you plan to have a designated driver,” Kimberly Chesser, director of the Delaware Office of Highway Safety, said in announcing the campaign, which also involves State Police and local police agencies.

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