Super Bowl Sunday DWI Checkpoints

By Dave Sherry
By Natalie Rubino

February 4, 2013 Updated Feb 4, 2013 at 11:26 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The Broome County Stop DWI Program sponsored overtime-based patrols and checkpoints Sunday due to the large number of parties and alcohol consumption tied to the Super Bowl.

Chris Marion, program coordinator, said they conduct extended patrols for large holidays and events like the game to deter people from driving drunk and to keep residents throughout the county safe.

"Our goal is to keep the drunk drivers off the road," Marion said. "If they do make the decision to drink and drive, the local law enforcement is very good at detecting and arresting them.

"But our goal from the beginning is to keep them off the road, and that's why we put so much effort into letting people know that there will be extra patrols out there [and] there will be checkpoints."

Marion urges residents to be responsible and make plans to get home safe before leaving home, rather than after they've started drinking.