Super Bowl Sunday to See Enhanced DUI Patrols

Police departments throughout Bucks County will be ramping up DUI enforcement this Sunday during the so-called Super Bowl between two teams no one cares about.

From 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., nine departments will have extra officers on the road patrolling for impaired drivers and fans of the New England Patriots. The former should expect arrest and prosecution, while the latter may be subject to questioning about their life choices.

“Root for the Rams, we don’t care. Root for the Patriots? Don’t you dare!” proclaimed Bucks County District Attorney Matthew D. Weintraub. “But if you drink and drive after the Super Bowl, you’ll be busted by the DUI patrol. Don’t drink or do drugs and drive. Get home safe, and alive.”

Grants through PennDOT and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will fund officers’ overtime.

Participating departments include Newtown Borough, Newtown Township, Richland Township, Penndel Borough, Warrington Township, Middletown Township, Plumstead Township, Upper Southampton Township and Lower Southampton Township.

Whether planning to watch or ignore Sunday’s game, everyone should also plan, as always, to have a safe and sober ride home.

Thanks to all the police officers giving up their Sunday night to keep our roads safe.

Contact: James O’Malley, 215.348.6298, jtomalley@buckscounty.org