Be Safe Super Bowl Sunday: Don’t Drink and Drive
Lemont Police Chief Kevin Shaughnessy urges everyone to designate a driver and – for everyone’s safety – don't drink and drive during Super Bowl weekend.
As one of America’s most anticipated and celebrated sporting events, the Super Bowl brings together families, friends and fans each year to enjoy the excitement of the big game. In many instances, fans will gather to watch the game at sports bars, restaurants or Super Bowl-themed parties.
Before choosing to drink, choose a sober designated driver. Avoid driving drunk by handing off your keys so that you, your passengers and everyone on our roads can safely arrive home.
Drunk driving is always preventable, and driving drunk could result in seriously injuring or killing yourself or someone else.
Motorists can expect the Lemont Police Department to have a visible presence and to stop anyone who makes the dangerous decision to drink and drive.
Lemont Police Chief Kevin Shaughnessy said that always designating a sober driver and not letting friends drive drunk are just two of several simple steps to help avoid a tragic crash or an arrest due to drunk driving.
Other important tips include:
- Call a taxi, use mass transit or call a sober friend or family member to get you home safely
- Report drunk drivers to law enforcement
- Spend the night where the activity is being held and sleep it off
- Always buckle up – it’s your best defense against a drunk driver.
The Lemont Police Department has zero tolerance when it comes to impaired driving. If you drive impaired, you will be arrested. Driving impaired or riding with someone who is impaired, is simply not worth the risk, as the consequences are serious and real.
Please act responsibly. Pass your keys to a sober driver before the big game begins. And remember, real Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk.
Be a team player and designate a sober driver!
Editor’s note: The information above is from a press release issued by the Lemont Police Department.
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