DUI enforcement ramped up ahead of Super Bowl Sunday in Salisbury

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Maryland State Police in Salisbury are encouraging all football fans to celebrate Super Bowl LIV responsibly by not driving impaired, or letting other fans get behind the wheel when they should not.

In an effort to flag impaired driving, Maryland State Police will increase patrols on Super Bowl Sunday, adding additional troopers to look for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

The Maryland State Police also reminds drivers that “IMPAIRED Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI.

Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI.

Anyone who sees a drunk driver is asked to “BLOW THE WHISTLE” and call 911. Callers should be prepared to give the vehicle’s description, location, license plate number, and direction of travel.

No matter who you are rooting for on Super Bowl Sunday, we are all on the same team when the game ends so remember to drive safely.