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BPD Community Bulletin: Kickoff Super Bowl Sunday with a Designated Driver

Kickoff on one of America’s favorite past times is around the corner. When it’s time for Super Bowl LVII, the Burbank Police Department is encouraging all football fans to celebrate responsibly by not driving impaired, or letting other fans get behind the wheel when they shouldn't. 

The Burbank Police Department supports the effort of the Office of Traffic Safety which aims to educate all drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning label, you may be impaired enough to be arrested for driving under the influence (DUI). Marijuana can also cause impairment and result in a DUI, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs. 

There are many options available to get you home safely. There is no excuse for getting behind the wheel when you are impaired. To avoid a DUI and putting yourself and others at risk, the Burbank Police Department would like to offer the following reminders: 

  • Make the play of the game and designate a sober driver.
  • Use public transportation or a ride-sharing service to get home. 
  • Have a friend or family member who is about to drive buzzed or impaired? Intercept those keys and get them home safely. 
  • If you're hosting a party, be a team player and have plenty of non-alcoholic drinks available for designated sober drivers. 
  • Fans don’t let fans drive drunk. Report drunk drivers - call 911. 
  • The Burbank Police Department reminds the community to enjoy the Super Bowl responsibly by enlisting the help of a designated driver. Plan your sober ride home before the party begins on February 12.

Questions regarding this statement should be directed to: Sergeant Brent Fekety at (818) 238-3240 or [email protected] 


Published on: February 09, 2023
06:22 AM