- Associated Press - Friday, January 30, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) - Authorities in Illinois are warning that police will be out in force this Super Bowl weekend to catch drunken drivers.

Over the past five years, 18 people were killed in road accidents on Super Bowl Sunday. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, half of those deaths were in accidents involving a driver who had been drinking.

The department is urging football fans to plan ahead and make sure they have a designated driver if they expect to be drinking alcohol.

The Illinois State Police and more than 100 local police departments and sheriff’s offices will be patrolling the roadways.

Authorities are also reminding those hosting parties that they can be held liable and prosecuted if someone they served alcohol ends up in a drunken-driving crash.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide