Police cracking down on drivers during Super Bowl Sunday
MISHAWAKA, Ind. -- The Mishawaka Police Department is just one of the agencies in the county who are participating in the Saint Joseph County Traffic Safety Partnership— who are trying to make sure fans don’t let fans drive impaired.
Super bowl Sunday is here and fans all over Michiana are watching the game—while a few others are making sure you’re safe.
Lt. Tim Williams of the Mishawaka Police Department is also the coordinator for SJC Traffic Safety Partnership says, “We’re joining hundreds of police officers and police departments throughout the country making sure people go out and celebrate safely and sober.”
Sunday night ABC57 reporter, Summer Horan, had a firsthand look inside Tim Williams’ police car.
Lt. Williams says, “That receive a grant to go out and work overtime to enforce traffic laws.
Officers will be out tonight during this added “super bowl blitz” looking for, “Speeding, slowing down to slow, running red lights, driving with no head lights on, driving with bright lights on.”
Because officers like Williams realize everyone is out celebrating tonight’s huge game, “So we want to make sure that we have officers out during this time to make sure our roads are safe so we can prevent that tragedy from happening and we don’t have to worry about remembering a loved one through photographs.”
Because there are other options for you to get to or from home. Whether you’re the MVP and are the designated driver, or you use a cab, Uber, Lyft, or any other form of transportation.
The goal for Super-Bowl Sunday was to not make a drunk driving arrest.
Because otherwise you might be seeing red and blue in your rear view.
Williams says just be smart and pass the keys, so you won’t be going home with a ticket or possibly much worse.