There is nothing super about missing the biggest football game of the season because you are drunk sitting in a jail cell.
That is why the Snellville Police Department and the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety are reminding everyone to always make the smart decision to never drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
The Snellville Police Department will join state and local law enforcement agencies to prevent drunk driving crashes during Super Bowl weekend by taking all legally impaired drivers they find on the road to jail. No warnings. No excuses.
“Georgia law enforcement enforce DUI laws every day, but state troopers, sheriff’s deputies and police officers know events like Super Bowl weekend lead to a greater probability of impaired drivers endangering the lives of everyone on the road,” said Chief Roy Whitehead. “Drunk driving is a choice, and we are asking everyone to choose wisely by not getting behind the wheel when they know they are over the limit of .08 BAC. Those drivers who ignore our warnings may find themselves in a jail cell.”
COVID-19 will prevent many people gathering at parties or at bars and restaurants to watch the big game this year. State and local law enforcement officers remind those fans who will have alcohol on their tailgate menu on game day to pass the keys to a sober driver should they need to travel.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 10,141 people killed in alcohol-impaired crashes in the United States in 2019.
While the number of alcohol-impaired driving deaths in Georgia in 2019 dropped by six percent from the previous year, alcohol is a factor in one out of four traffic deaths in the state.
“Georgia law enforcement officers do not want to have to arrest anyone for DUI, but they know they are preventing a possible DUI crash with every impaired driver they take to jail,” Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Director Allen Poole said. “All drunk driving deaths are completely preventable, and we are asking everyone to join our fight to save lives on our roads by choosing to never drive after drinking.”
The Snellville Police Department, GOHS, and NHTSA offer the following tips to help stop drunk driving: