21 Arrested for DUI Super Bowl Sunday
Dover – Twenty one (21) drivers did not heed the warning to use designated drivers on Super Bowl Sunday and were arrested by state and local police officers for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI). A total of 36 drivers were arrested for DUI during overtime enforcement scheduled during the NFL post season and Super Bowl Sunday.
In addition to the 36 DUI arrests, officers across the state also issued a total of 210 speeding citations, 50 seat belt citations, 10 child restraint citations, 35 cell phone citations, recovered 1 stolen vehicle, apprehended 17 wanted persons, made 19 drug arrests, and issued another 465 traffic citations.
Those convicted of a first time DUI offense in Delaware can expect to lose their driver’s license for up to three months, attend an 8-week DUI treatment class and pay nearly 4-thousand dollars in court, treatment, DMV, and lawyer’s fees. Subsequent DUI convictions include mandatory jail time and higher fines.
In addition to enforcement efforts OHS also recommended and encouraged the use of designated drivers through paid media including radio, restroom stall ads, and online ads.
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