|STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 5, 2010
STATE POLICE PROVIDE
SUPER ADVICE FOR SUPER BOWL SUNDAY PARTIES
Super Bowl Sunday 2/7/10 has become one of America’s biggest and most entertaining national sporting events. Friends and families will gather to watch the game and to enjoy the festivities surrounding the game. However, the festivities can make it one of the year’s most dangerous days on the roads and highways of our state due to impaired driving related accidents.
The Connecticut State Police would like to offer some life saving suggestions to keep everyone safe on Super Bowl Sunday. Act responsibly by designating a sober, non-drinking driver before the game even starts. The Super Bowl tends to be an all-day event - prevent excessive alcohol consumption. REMEMBER FRIENDS NEVER LET FRIENDS DRIVE DRUNK!! Be prepared to call a cab for a friend or get that friend in need a ride with a sober driver.
Public Safety Commissioner John A Danaher said, “Designation of a sober driver before the 'big game' is a simple way to avoid a tragedy or injury caused by an impaired driver. Remember a drunk driver may face jail time, fines, loss of license, and other penalties. It will ruin a fun-filled day."
Colonel Thomas Davoren of the State Police said, “State Troopers will be attentive to the possibility of drunk drivers during and after the super bowl event. Troopers will be aggressively enforcing all motor vehicle laws."
In Connecticut “FOOTBALL POOLS” are legal as long as all of the money taken in for the pool is given back to the winners participating in that pool. All monies received must go back to the winners of the pool. No “percentage” or “cut” can be taken by the person organizing the pool for his/her time and/or expense of running the pool. Any other type of betting on football games is illegal.
Lt. J. Paul Vance