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How to not score a DUI during Super Bowl weekend

By Shannon Ballard 6:26 PM January 31, 2014

Finding a designated driver before Super Bowl kickoff will lead to the ultimate victory, police say

ANCHORAGE - The Anchorage Police Department is encouraging people to develop a game plan for drinking this weekend.

Designating a sober driver before Super Bowl kickoff will lead to the ultimate victory — safe streets, they said.

Some local towing companies, such as Vulcan Towing, will take your car home for a flat fee.

If you live on base, JBADD has a program providing free shuttle service home to military personnel and their spouses.  Military members can take advantage of this service by calling 384-RIDE (7433).

You can also use Anchorage Cabaret, Hotel, Restaurant and Retailers Association’s “Off the Road” program.

With no cost to you, you ride in one taxi while another taxi driver drives your car home for you.

“We feel and obligation and a duty since we’re in the business to try and reduce it and we have been,” said CHARR board member and owner of Gaslight Lounge John Pattee.

A first-time DUI offender will serve three days in jail, their car will be impounded for 30 days and their license will be suspended for 90 days.

Last year during Super Bowl weekend, APD officers made 28 DUI arrests.

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