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DUI Rates Spike on Super Bowl Sunday

How to avoid turning a day of celebration and fun into a nightmare on the road.

Posted: Feb 1, 2019 7:39 AM
Updated: Feb 1, 2019 11:47 AM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Super Bowl Sunday is around the corner, and while it's a day of fun, it's also a time when DUI incidents spike, according to the California Highway Patrol.

There are a lot of things you can do, and if you're hosting a Super Bowl party this year to keep the fun from turning deadly.

The pros at AAA say, don't be afraid to collect all drivers' keys and monitor the sobriety of guests as they leave.

Ask guests to pre-plan for a designated driver.

Don't be afraid to cut people off; you can close your bar or stop serving alcohol 90 minutes before your party is over.

It takes about one hour to burn off an average drink.

High protein foods stay in the stomach longer and slow down intoxication. same goes for starchy foods like pizza & fries.

But, remember salty foods make guests thirsty and speed up intoxication.

The CHP says last year on Super Bowl Sunday they cited 352 people in California for DUI, 32 in the Valley Division which includes much of the North State.

If you need to get your car home so you can get to work early the next day, try Tipsy Tow, it's a free service from AAA where they'll take you and your car home, Sunday from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday, call 1-800-AAA-HELP.

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Some showers are expected in your Monday forecast, but will mostly be in the northern end of the valley and mountains. Scattered mountain showers linger Tuesday, then dry and warmer weather takes hold for the middle of the week. Wet weather returns next weekend.
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