Reminder: Don't Drink And Drive Super Bowl Sunday

Many people like to have a beer with their Super Bowl snacks, but the North Carolina Highway Patrol wants to remind you to not get behind the wheel if you have been drinking.

According to troopers out of the Greenville office, they will be out patrolling Sunday night as usual.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that 40 percent of fatal crashes on Super Bowl Sunday in 2010 were connected to drunk driving. The agency says that alcohol was a factor in a fatal accident every 52 minutes.

Sgt. Gary Weaver says, "We know it's a time they get together and party, but set a side a designated driver or stay at the location you are at. If you go to a friends house spend the night, or better yet just don't drink and drive."

The NHTSA also cautions party hosts, saying they can be held liable and prosecuted if someone they serve ends up in a drunk driving crash.

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