New York State Police say they will join local law enforcement agencies across the state in an effort to crack down on impaired driving during this Super Bowl weekend.
According to State Police, their STOP-DWI campaign will include underage drinking enforcement, increased patrols and sobriety checkpoints to deter, identify and arrest impaired drivers. It runs from tomorrow (February 2) until 4 a.m. on Monday (February 4).
During the 2018 Super Bowl Weekend, State Police arrested 120 people for impaired driving and issued nearly 7,800 tickets.
As part of our local STOP-DWI campaign, Cortland Sheriff Mark Helms says several local pizzerias who offer delivery on Super Bowl Sunday will participate by handing out free STOP-DWI pizza cutters with their deliveries. The following pizzerias have agreed to participate in this year’s campaign:
- A Pizza & More (Cortland and Homer locations)
- Domino’s Pizza
- Little Italy Pizzeria
- Pudgie’s Pizza
- Spiedini’s Pizza Parlor
Sheriff Helms also said that on average, four people will lose their lives to drunk driving just in the amount of time it takes to watch the Super Bowl.
Drunk driving accounts for nearly one in three deaths on our roads every year.