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ISP to step up patrols for Superbowl weekend

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WSIL -- Illinois State Police stopped by the News 3 morning show to discuss driving during Superbowl weekend.

Trooper Joey Watson of the Illinois State Police says 1,744 Fatal 4 tickets were issued statewide during the 2017 Superbowl weekend. He says 195 of those were alcohol related.

This year they hope to cut down on those numbers by stepping up patrols and educating people about the dangers of driving intoxicated.

Trooper Watson says to plan ahead before going out by designating a driver, using Uber or Lyft if available or call a cab. He says drivers should obey Scott's Law by moving over or slowing down when approaching a patrol car on the side of the road with it's lights on.

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