Superbowl weekend: Drive sober or get pulled over

Superbowl weekend: Drive sober or get pulled over

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- Oregon State Police are getting ready to ramp up patrols for a weekend that is notorious for impaired driving.

They are working with several other law enforcement agencies for the 48th Superbowl weekend.

They're urging people to avoid the penalties that go along with making the wrong choice of driving impaired.

Lt. Doug Ladd from OSP says it won't just be troopers out on the highway beefing up patrols. "Along with the Sheriff's office and the Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police, OSP will be engaged in a DUI enforcement blitz after the Superbowl on Sunday."

Ladd says they put extra patrols on the road every year for the Superbowl.

It is funded in part with federal dollars to pay troopers overtime.