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Fresno Adds DUI Checkpoint, Patrol Officers for Super Bowl Weekend



Fresno police remind Super Bowl fans to arrange a ride if you drink alcohol at a Super Bowl party on Sunday. (Shutterstock)
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Fresno police officers who conduct DUI checkpoints have a tip for sports fans, especially those watching Sunday’s Super Bowl: “There’s no DUI in TEAM.”

Their advice for anyone drinking at a Super Bowl party is to arrange a sober way to get home.

California’s “Go Safely” game plan page offers these tips:

  • Plan Ahead — Before you grab a drink, make sure you’ve got a designated sober driver.
  • Share a Ride — Have been drinking and don’t have a ride home? Use a bus, taxi, or ride-hailing service.
  • Keep Your Friends Safe — Don’t let your friends and relatives drive while impaired.

The Fresno Police Department says that it will have a DUI checkpoint and extra officers patrolling the streets during Super Bowl weekend.

And, remember, alcohol isn’t the only substance that impairs driving. Marijuana, prescription medications, and over-the-counter drugs may also impact your ability to drive safely.


Bill McEwen is news director and columnist for GV Wire. He joined GV Wire in August 2017 after 37 years at The Fresno Bee. With The Bee, he served as Opinion Editor, City Hall reporter, Metro columnist, sports columnist and sports editor through the years. His work has been frequently honored by the California Newspapers Publishers Association, including authoring first-place editorials in 2015 and 2016. Bill and his wife, Karen, are proud parents of two adult sons, and they have two grandsons. You can contact Bill at 559-492-4031 or at Send an Email

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