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Law enforcement agencies teaming up this Super Bowl weekend

To combat the often-deadly problem of impaired driving, the Washington State Patrol is teaming up with local law enforcement agencies throughout Washington this weekend, Super Bowl cracking down on impaired drivers.

“We appreciate everyone’s help ensuring we have a safe Super Bowl weekend,” said WSP District 5 Commander Captain Jason Linn. “If you plan on rooting for your favorite team this weekend, have a plan in-place to get home safely. Have a designated sober driver, use a rideshare service, or make plans to get home safely after the game.”

Super Bowl weekend
DUI testing. SOURCE: Washington State Patrol Facebook Page

As we approach the Super Bowl weekend, WSP wants to remind motorists it only takes a few minutes to make a responsible decision that may prevent a tragedy that will result in life-lasting impacts. It is important to remember this, in Washington State, impaired driving is defined as:

  • Driving while impaired by alcohol
  • Driving under the influence of drugs, including marijuana, with a THC blood concentration of 5.00ng
  • Driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or higher

Additional patrols from the Washington State Patrol and other local law enforcement agencies will be looking for dangerous driving behaviors that cause serious injury and fatality collisions such as aggressive driving, speed, unrestrained occupants, and impaired driving. Planning ahead is an epic touchdown!

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