Alcohol Class May be Party of Super Bowl After Party

by Mike Miller March 11, 2013

Drinking alcohol is a major staple for most Super Bowl parties. How many people have you known who drove home from a Super Bowl party after they probably had too much to drink?

There is no doubt that we love our football and a lot of times that involves drinking alcohol along with it. As reported in

Unfortunately, that mix is leading to car crashes. A recent AAA study found that on Super Bowl Sunday, DUI fatal and injury crashes jump 75 percent in California compared to other Sundays in January and February.

The logic is obvious – people drink and drive more on Super Bowl Sunday than other Sundays. The bigger picture is how this compares to past Super Bowl Sunday. Surprisingly, it is nearly double the number from nine years ago.

Sometimes with a good game, good commercials, and a lively social atmosphere, people can tend to have an extra drink or two. And that drink or two can make all the difference.

Did you know that even if you blow less than a .08, you can still be arrested for driving under the influence?

DUI is a bad thing that happens to good people sometimes. It happens even to those who rarely drink.

How often does the party host look you in the eye and see if you are OK before you get out on the road? It is always best to call a cab. We'll make sure your friends who might be here and a little more responsible, take care of you or call home.

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