Ventura Police News Release

For Immediate Release

February 6, 2023

Contact: Community Outreach Specialist Emily Graves

Super Bowl LVII is a win-win when you score a sober ride home

Extra DUI enforcement patrols planned for February 11 and 12


Ventura, CA. – Whether you’re rooting for the Kansas City Chiefs or the Philadelphia Eagles, the Ventura Police Department reminds football fans to designate a sober driver if drinking at a Super Bowl LVII watch party.

Throughout the Super Bowl LVII weekend, February 11-12, 2023, the Ventura Police Department will have additional officers on patrol looking for drivers suspected of being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

“We want the football fans in our community to enjoy Super Bowl festivities, but we also want responsible drivers on our roads,” said Sergeant Mark Knackstedt. “We want to deter, detect, and stop community members from driving under the influence. Choosing a safer way to go is something we can all root for.”

The Ventura Police Department reminds residents that alcohol is not the only substance that impairs. Marijuana, prescription medications, and over-the-counter drugs may also impair your ability to drive safely. Know the potential side effects of certain drugs.

Funding for Super Bowl Sunday enforcement is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


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