Police Blotter | Don’t end up with a DUI after the Super Bowl

The Washington State Patrol wants to remind both die-hard Hawks fans, as well as fair-weather football fans, to enjoy the game and have a blast doing so — but also to plan ahead for travel before and after the game.

The Seattle Seahawks play the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2.  Even though the game is being played across the country, there will be plenty of excitement around Washington. With so much anticipation leading up to the big day, it feels almost like a holiday— and that is how State Troopers will be treating it come Super Bowl Sunday.

Make a plan now for how you're going to get to and from festivities safely. Here are some tips for enjoying the game responsibly:

Have a designated driver lined up ahead of time.

If you’re going to someone’s house to watch the game, plan on staying overnight.

Have your cab fare set aside and ready to use.

Help your family and friends make the right choice before they drive away.

Don’t trust your decision making after you have been drinking; your decision to drive after the fact will be impaired.

Troopers will be out in force in Snohomish, Skagit, Island and Whatcom counties looking to remove impaired drivers from the roadways.  Don’t ruin the thrill of the Hawks run at a championship by getting arrested for a DUI.  Much worse, don’t ruin your life, or someone else’s, by causing a collision due to impairment.

This is an exciting time in our community.  Let’s plan ahead and arrive safe on Super Bowl Sunday, and on every day. Go Hawks!


Malicious mischief: Between 8:30 p.m., Jan. 20 and 9 a.m. the next morning, an Islander in the 9700 block SE of 41st St. suffered $300 in damages to his passenger side mirror.

Theft: A Sammamish resident reported his gym bag stolen around 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 20. It included miscellaneous clothing and a hearing aid.


We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Read the Oct 19
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates