SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Authorities Friday urged San Diegans not to drive while impaired over Super Bowl weekend, and warned that extra law enforcement patrols will be on the lookout for impaired drivers.
Super Bowl LV between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs will be played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, and is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. PST on Sunday.
"Don't drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs this Super Bowl Sunday or any other day," said Sheriff Bill Gore. "It's a bad decision that can negatively impact the rest of your life."
Sheriff Gore noted that alcohol is not the only thing that could impair a driver and lead to an arrest.
"Impaired driving doesn't just refer to alcohol. It can also include marijuana and prescription drugs," Gore said in a statement.
The Sheriff's Department has these tips for a safe Super Bowl Sunday:
• Plan a safe way home before the game begins
• Before drinking, designate a sober driver and leave your car keys at home
• If you're impaired, use a taxi, ride sharing service, call a sober friend or family member or use public transportation
• If you see an impaired driver on the road, call 9-1-1 immediately
Funding for increased Super Bowl Sunday enforcement is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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FOR THE CORD CUTTERS
The CBS streaming coverage will be available for those who don’t have a subscription on CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports app for OTT devices and services, smart TVs and mobile devices. It will also be available for free on the NFL website/apps as well as Yahoo Sports.
AT&TTV Now, Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV and fuboTV also have CBS.