Police Already Preparing for Super Bowl

Albany County police agencies are participating in a special enforcement effort to crack down on impaired driving.

Those in uniform will be out in force, in a coordinated effort to reduce the number of alcohol-related injuries and deaths.

Sheriff Craig Apple tells WGY similar initiatives have been proven to be successful.

"D.W.I.s were down 60% on New Year's Eve, and we'd like to credit the ride-sharing and Martin, Harding & Mazzotti with that; please, it's a very cheap way to get home, and it's a lot cheaper than getting a D.W.I."

State Police say they have extra patrols out, and those patrols will be looking for drunk and impaired drivers right through 3 A.M. tomorrow morning.

You can be sure that there will be city and town law enforcement agencies out as well, along with sobriety checkpoints.

This is the first Super Bowl since ride-sharing was approved to operate in Upstate New York.

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