Corner Booth: Super Sober

If you plan to quaff a few brewskis at a Super Bowl party today, make sure you’ve got a designated driver to take you home.

Redding Police and other area law enforcement agencies announced that they’ll be doing saturation patrols, starting at halftime, trying to catch drunk drivers.

Police say Super Bowl Sunday has become a deadly day nationwide for car crashes, and the number of accidents involving alcohol are much higher than on other days. They recommend that partygoers pace themselves (by eating enough food and drinking non-alcoholic beverages) so they’re not drunk when it’s time to go home.  Hosts should stop serving alcohol at the end of the third quarter, switching to coffee and dessert to make sure revelers don’t ruin game day with a wreck or an arrest.

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Steve Brewer

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