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Terre Haute, Indiana
Terre Haute, Indiana
Vigo County Sheriff's Office
The Vigo County Traffic Safety Partnership is teaming up with state and local-law enforcement agencies across the country to urge football fans to designate a sober driver, call a cab or use a ridesharing service.
In every state, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher. In Indiana, drivers under age 21 with a BAC of .02 or higher are subject to fines and a license suspension for up to one year.
Impaired driving also includes prescription and illegal drugs. Even over-the-counter medication can cause impairment, especially when combined with alcohol or a second drug. Anyone taking a new or higher dose of a drug should speak with their doctor or avoid driving until they know the effect the medication could have.
“Super Bowl fans need a game plan to get home safely,” said Sheriff John Plasse. “Pass your car keys or be the MVP and kickoff the day as a sober driver.”
Whether you call it drunk, buzzed, wasted, high or stoned, impaired driving means going to jail and losing your driver's license,” said Sheriff Plasse. “Don't fumble with your keys after the game. Pass it to a sober driver, or better yet, be a team player and start the game as the designated driver."
Sober drivers can tweet @NHTSAgov during the Super Bowl broadcast to be featured on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Wall of Fame. For more about alcohol-impaired driving visit https://on.IN.gov/buzzeddriving and about drugged driving visit https://on.in.gov/drivehighDUI.
Sober driving tips With all of today's options for getting home safely, there's no excuse for getting behind the wheel impaired as it endangers you and everyone else around you. Law enforcement recommends these safe alternatives to impaired driving:
Report impaired drivers Impaired driving is three times more common at night than during the day. If you see an impaired driver, turn off the road away from the vehicle and call 911. Signs of impaired driving include:
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News Writer: Lucy Perry