SALINAS, Calif. (KION-TV)- As the Super bowl kicks off this weekend, people can expect there to be a heavy law enforcement presence as multiple agencies keep an eye out on impaired drivers.
Super Bowl Sunday is a potentially dangerous time for drivers and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says "everyday about 37 people in the US die in drunk driving crashes."
The CHP continues to remind people to choose a designated driver a head of time or plan to use a ride share service to get home. They hope to reduce this number and that everyone can avoid putting other drivers in danger while driving under the influence.
"We're planning on having all available officers on the road and trying to really get after our primary collision factors," said Officer Saul Perez with CHP-Monterey. "We're making sure people aren't speeding, not driving, distracted, and especially DUI.”
According to CHP-Monterey, last year there were 17 people arrested on DUI related charges for Super Bowl weekend.
CHP wants everyone to know, that in order to bring the number of DUI down it's up to everyone to make an important decision to keep others safe.
It's important to plan ahead before the game and find a designated driver or use a ride sharing service to get home.