Kentucky State Police is encouraging Super Bowl fans to enjoy the game, but to make smart choices where alcohol is involved.
KSP is participating in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Campaign called Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk by increasing patrols before, during and after the big game.
Trooper Michael Webb reminds residents that before choosing to drink, choose a sober designated driver and to avoid the unsportsmanlike conduct of driving drunk by handing off your keys so that you, your passengers and everyone on our roads can safely arrive home.
Trooper Webb added that drunk driving is always preventable, and that life is too precious to be lost in a senseless tragedy that causes indescribable hardship.
KSP recently partnered with the HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers©, a multi-state program that promotes the use of sober drivers during celebrations such as the Super Bowl.
The HERO Campaign was inspired by U.S. Naval Academy graduate, Ensign John Elliott, who was killed in a collision caused by a drunk driver.