Starting Friday and continuing through game day on Sunday, law enforcement in Sheridan and Sheridan County will turn out in force as part of an Impaired Driving enforcement operation during the Super Bowl weekend.
According to law enforcement personnel, additional state troopers, officers and deputies will be on patrol and will have zero tolerance for those who drive drunk or impaired.
Sheridan County Sheriff Allen Thompson said fans are asked to plan ahead and arrange safe rides home if they’re going to drink. Those who are hosting or attending parties are asked to make certain designated sober drivers are available, and those who don’t have a sober ride home should call a cab or use rideshare or public transportation.
Law enforcement personnel also remind people that walking drunk or impaired can also be dangerous, so they should have a sober friend walk them home.
Those who are hosting parties this weekend are asked to have plenty of snacks and non-alcoholic beverages for their guests and designated drivers. They should ask guests to designate sober drivers in advance, or help the guest coordinate with other partygoers for cabs and rideshare.
Those who drive drunk or impaired risk jail time, fines and other costs if caught, and thousands die every year in drunk-driving-related crashes.