The big game is right around the corner and the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and Virginia State Police urge drivers to have a game plan to ensure a safe and sober ride home.
“You often hear people say ‘the best defense is a good offense’ and when it comes to preventing drunk driving that is so true,” said DMV Commissioner Gerald Lackey, the Governor’s Highway Safety Representative. “If you choose to go out and celebrate with alcohol, please make sure you have a plan before you go out, to get home safely. And never drink and drive. We want to make sure that when the game is over everyone makes it home safely.”
On Super Bowl Sunday 2023, in Virginia there were 28 crashes involving alcohol and two fatalities (from noon on Feb. 12, 2023 to 3 a.m. Feb. 13, 2023). For the past three years, at least one life was lost in an alcohol-related crash the night of the Super Bowl. Twenty-three drivers were charged with driving while intoxicated on Super Bowl Sunday by VSP Troopers las...
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