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Extra troopers on the road for Super Bowl weekend

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Jan. 31, 2009 at 10:00 am with No Comments »
January 31, 2009 10:00 am

Extra Washington State Patrol troopers will be on the roads Sunday, looking for speeders, aggressive motorists and suspected drunken drivers heading home from Super Bowl activities.

In Pierce and Thurston counties, the State Patrol will be at full staffing, plus have some troopers working overtime to look for speeders. Troopers will be fully staffed in King County. An additional 12 troopers will work overtime over the weekend.

Troopers ask drivers to not drive if they drink alcoholic beverages at a Super Bowl party.

“We don’t want to spoil anyone’s fun,” said State Patrol Chief John Batiste in a press release. “But getting in a collision is not the way to celebrate a major sporting event. Have a designated driver, a taxi, or call a friend.”

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