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Derry Township Police Department
Monday January 31st, 2011 :: 02:30 p.m. EST


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"Fans don't let Fans Drive Drunk"

January 31, 2011; (Pittsburgh/Harrisburg) - The Pennsylvania Driving Under the Influence, (DUI) Association, Pennsylvania law enforcement and our highway safety partners are thrilled that Pennsylvania has a team in the 2011 Super Bowl. However, we also want to remind all adult football fans that they need to make responsible arrangements heading to or leaving any Super Bowl party.

Law Enforcement will be out protecting us from drivers who are incapable of safe driving due to alcohol or drugs. Impaired drivers will be arrested and face the consequences.

Super Bowl Sunday is one of America's biggest and most entertaining national sporting events. Friends and families gather to socialize and watch the big game whether it's in a private home or public location. Yet, similar to some holidays, it is also one of the Nation's most dangerous days on the roadways due to impaired driving.

Impaired driving-related crashesand fatalities can be prevented. Designating a sober driver should be on the top of everyone's Super Bowl party list. Arrangements need to made in advance, not during the game when it's too late. Alcohol impairs a person's judgment and often a person makes the wrong choice under the influence.

"We're reminding everyone that real Super Bowl Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk," said C. Stephen Erni, executive director, PA DUI Association, (Harrisburg Headquarters)."If your game plan includes alcohol, make sure you have a designated driver in your starting line-up. We are asking all party hosts and bar owners to take extra good care of designated drivers this year. Designated drivers make sure everyone gets home safely. For taking on such an important responsibility, they should be rewarded."

Having a designated driver should be an obvious call in everyone's play book. Making sure designated drivers know how much we appreciate their responsible decision is what will make this year's celebration extra special - and extra safe."

Derry Township Police Department
620 Clearwater Rd
Hershey, PA 17033

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 717-533-5498

David Holl
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