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Officers will watch for drunken drivers

By From page A3 | February 03, 2013

Local law enforcement officials remind residents to designate a sober driver on Super Bowl Sunday because special roving DUI patrols will be out in force Sunday, looking to stop and arrest drivers who are impaired by alcohol or drugs.

The effort is a joint project involving the California Office of Traffic Safety, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the National Football League and the Avoid the 8 DUI Task Force in Yolo County.

“Before choosing to drink, choose a sober designated driver,” Davis Police Chief Landy Black said in a news release. “Avoid the unsportsmanlike conduct of driving drunk by handing off your keys so that you, your passengers and everyone on our roads can safely arrive home.

“Drunken driving is always preventable, and driving drunk could result in seriously injuring or killing yourself or someone else,” Black continued. “Motorists can expect police, sheriff and CHP to have a visible presence and to stop anyone who makes the dangerous decision to drink and drive.”

Enterprise staff

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