Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk-Designate a Sober Driver


COLUMBUS – In an effort to keep our roadways safe this Super Bowl Sunday, troopers will be cracking down on impaired drivers. You can do your part by reminding friends and family that Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk.

During last year’s Super Bowl, the Patrol made 48 OVI arrests from 6 a.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday. During the 24-hour reporting period, there was one fatal crash, killing one person. That crash was determined to be OVI-related. Additionally, there were 26 OVI-related crashes resulting in 15 people injured.

If you host a Super Bowl party, make sure your guests have a safe and sober way to and from their destination and do not serve alcohol to anyone under 21 years of age.

“Plan ahead and designate a sober driver,” said Colonel Charles A. Jones, Patrol superintendent. “Troopers know all too well the dangers of driving intoxicated. The consequences can be deadly and life-changing.”

The public is encouraged to safely call #677 if they see dangerous driving on Ohio roadways.