State police beef up patrols for drunk drivers during Super Bowl

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP/PIX11) —State police in New York and New Jersey are beefing up patrols for drunk drivers during the Super Bowl.

Extra troopers will be deployed on the state’s highways from Friday until Monday.Troopers will also look for aggressive and distracted drivers and speeders.

Checkpoints will be set up to deter, identify and arrest impaired drivers.

State police advise Super Bowl revelers to have a designated driver or call a cab.

“Those celebrating the big game this weekend should do so safely- plan ahead or drive sober,” New York State Police Superintendent Joseph A. D’Amico said. “Together, we can save lives and prevent serious injuries.”