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Kennewick Officers remind people not to drink and drive after the Super Bowl

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Officers will be watching for impaired drivers. Officers will be watching for impaired drivers.

KENNEWICK, WA- Many people are out to celebrate during the Super Bowl and Kennewick Police want to remind people about the dangers of drinking and driving.

Kennewick Police officers simply want people to not take the risk. They suggest to plan ahead if you know you will have a drink, find a ride that can get you home safely to keep yourself and others out of harm's way.

"As long as you have a plan in place and you can implement that plan, make sure if you're going to drink, you take those keys and you put them to the side so you don't even have the opportunity to drive.  Just don't get into a car and compound that.  It's not worth the risk," said Officer David Hughes, Kennewick Police Department.

Super Bowl night is a busy one for law enforcement because they know a lot of people will be out.  Some options for people is to have money for a cab, have a designated driver, or simply stay where you are if you are not able to drive.  

If you are out on the roads and see a possible drunk driver, call 9-1-1 immediately.
 

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