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ISP is cracking down on drunk driving for Sunday’s big game, urging you stay safe

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IDAHO FALLS — Super Bowl LIII with the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots will bring excitement, apprehension, and most likely drunk drivers, especially those in eastern Idaho who are planning to have a Super Bowl party.

The Idaho Transportation Department’s Office of Highway Safety is dispatching more highway patrol officers than usual this Sunday to enhance road safety and watch for any drivers who may be under the influence of alcohol. More than 40 agencies throughout the state will help in the effort.

Idaho Transportation Department reported 278 suspected drunk driver arrests after New Year’s Day, and it intends to lower that number for this weekend’s event.

“It’s a fun night and we hope people enjoy the game. We just want people to have a plan to get home safely after the game,” said Highway Safety Manager John Tomlinson.

The department wants Idaho to stand up to drunk driving and not tolerate it.

“Just like winning the game, it takes a team effort to eliminate drunk driving in Idaho. There are so many resources available to people to get home safely. There is (no) excuse to drive drunk,” said Tomlinson.

Here are a few options to consider if you don’t have a designated driver:

LYFT Standard

  • Seats 1-4 passengers
  • $3.50 minimum fare
  • $0.90 per mile

LYFT Plus

  • Seats 6 or more passengers
  • $4.70 minimum fare
  • $1.50 per mile

To learn more, call (855) 865-9553.

UBER X

  • Seats 1-4 passengers
  • $2.37 per mile

To learn more, call (855) 284-6616.

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