Putnam To Participate in Statewide STOP-DWI Super Bowl Weekend Crackdown

Putnam To Participate in Statewide STOP-DWI Super Bowl Weekend Crackdown

Putnam To Participate in Statewide STOP-DWI Super Bowl Weekend Crackdown

The Lake County Sheriff's Office will conduct special patrols this Super Bowl weekend to keep impaired drivers off the roads and encourage motorists to wear their seat belts, according to a statement released by the office on Thursday. (Crash Awareness and Reduction Efforts), looking out for impaired drivers.

During the 52nd Super Bowl weekend in 2018, ISP troopers made over 60 DUI arrests and issued over 2,300 citations statewide, including over 760 speeding, 320 seatbelt, and 160 alcohol-related citations.

The campaign is funded by the state's Traffic Safety Committee.

"Unlike the Super Bowl, there are no winners when someone makes the choice to get behind the wheel of a vehicle impaired", Acting State Police Superintendent Keith M. Corlett said.


Massachusetts State Police Colonel Kerry Gilpin asks that citizens celebrate responsibly, designate a sober driver or make other arrangements for safe travel, and to call 911 to report any suspicious persons or objects. If you drive impaired, expect to be pulled over and arrested. Plan ahead and designate a sober driver, The Ohio Highway Patrol says.

Troopers will join their counterparts from across the country in the global traffic safety initiative, Operation CARE (Crash Awareness and Reduction Efforts).

An impaired driving conviction carries a maximum fine of $10,000, up to seven years in prison and license revocation.

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