SBPD prepares to enforce DUI laws on Super Bowl Sunday

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The Seal Beach Police Department is reminding football fans to stick to the “go safely” game plan and designate a sober driver if you plan on drinking at a Super Bowl LVI  watch party.

On  Super Bowl LVI  Sunday (Feb. 13) the  Seal Beach Police Department will have additional officers on  patrol looking for  drivers suspected of being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

“If  you plan to have a drink or two, choose a sober way to get to and from wherever you are watching the game,” Chief of Police Philip L. Gonshak said. “Have a ride-hailing service or a family member who hasn’t been drinking take you home.”

The Seal Beach Police Department reminds the  public that alcohol is not  the  only substance that impairs. Marijuana, prescription drugs, and over-the-counter medications can all affect your ability to drive safely. Do  your research and understand the  potential side effects of certain drugs.

“When it comes to getting to and from places safely, we’re all on the same team,” said Chief Gonshak. “The choice is simple: Don’t drive impaired.”

Funding for  this  program is provided by  a grant from the  California Office of Traffic Safety, through the  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.