BATH - Steuben County will participate in a statewide STOP-DWI Super Bowl Weekend.

Sheriff Jim Allard said police agencies in the county will participate February 2-5, in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving.

The Super Bowl is America’s most watched national sporting event and Super Bowl Weekend is historically a deadly period for impaired driving.

New York State Police, county Sheriffs and municipal law enforcement agencies will collaborate across the state and will be out in force in this coordinated effort to reduce the number of alcohol related injuries and deaths.

Allard said people can help to make a difference by having a sober plan.

Download our mobile app – “Have a Plan” and you will always be able to find a safe ride home www.stopdwi.org/mobileapp Impaired driving is completely preventable.

Allard said for those hosting a Super Bowl party, designate a responsible driver before the game begins.

“We want fans to remember that it’s a choice,” Allard said. “So root for your favorite team; enjoy your friends and family and remember don’t drive get a ride.”

The STOP-DWI Super Bowl Weekend Crackdown is one of many statewide enforcement initiatives promoted by the New York State STOP-DWI Association with additional funding from the STOP-DWI Foundation.

The Statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign also targets St. Patrick’s Day, Memorial Day, the 4th of July and Labor Day Weekend, Halloween and the national Holiday Season in December.

Highly visible, highly publicized efforts like the STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign aim to further reduce the incidence of drunk and impaired driving.