DUI Blitz Planned For Super Bowl Sunday In Utah
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Officers from 25 Utah law enforcement agencies will be watching for impaired drivers instead of the Super Bowl this Sunday.
Officials with the Utah Highway Patrol said increased traffic patrols, DUI education and prevention are always scheduled for Super Bowl Sunday, and troopers and police will work more than 75 DUI overtime shifts this year.
t’s #SuperBowl 55, but the radio call that State Troopers hope they don’t have to make is “10-55”, that’s the police radio ten-code for a DUI in Utah. Read about the game plan to conduct DUI enforcement this weekend here: https://t.co/myQ7b0MDgm pic.twitter.com/yJSl5XqsMX
— Utah Highway Patrol (@UTHighwayPatrol) February 5, 2021
According to officials, Utah officers have arrested an average of 40 drunk drivers on Super Bowl Sunday over the last five years.
Utah DUI Arrest Data Previous Super Bowl Sundays
2016 – 32
2017 – 35
2018 – 60
2019 – 31
2020 – 43
The Utah blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit is .05, one of the lowest in the country.
Law enforcement also reminded fans to be mindful of COVID-19 safety guidelines for the game.
“Enjoy the game, watch it on television, but do it with the immediate members of your family, the people of your household,” Dr. Anthony Fauci warned on NBC’s “TODAY” show on Wednesday.
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