Super Bowl XLIX happens this Sunday, and that means the Maui Police Department will celebrating by taking part in the national “Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk Campaign.”
And the campaign looks pretty serious, according to a news release the MPD sent out on Jan. 28:
“Starting today and throughout the weekend the Maui Police Department Traffic Division will be on the lookout for alcohol & drug impaired drivers. Anyone choosing to drive impaired will be arrested. Maui Police Traffic Division will also be increasing our enforcement efforts for those speeding, utilizing a mobile electronic device while driving and those not properly restrained with a seatbelt.”
Hey, it’s the Super Bowl! And we know how all that football makes us want to drive without a seatbelt.
“The Super Bowl is America’s most watched national sporting event. On Super Bowl Sunday, February 1st, there will be lots of game day socializing. Because of this the Maui County Police Department is once again teaming up with the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to urge football fans to choose sides now: if you’re going to drink DONT drive. If you plan on drinking on Super Bowl Sunday, please don’t commit a party foul, designate a sober driver to get you home safely.”
Anyway, the MPD news release goes on to recycle about a dozen more don’t-drink-and-drive cliches, but I think by this point you get the idea.
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