Stop-DWI enforcement planned for Super Bowl Sunday
The Rhone family lets NEWS10 ABC crash their party. (NEWS10 ABC)
ALBANY, N.Y. – Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple has announced the Stop-DWI enforcement Super Bowl crackdown.
The crackdown is county-wide on Sunday, in order to coincide with one of the most popular sporting events of the year.
The Rhone family of Clarksville has everything they need for a great party, food, drinks, and family.
"We start out at about one o'clock and we put out the wings, the pizza. They play cards," said Dorothy Rhone.
But for responsible party hosts there's more planning than meets the eye, and if you host a party at your home, it's important to plan ahead for those who will be drinking.
"We're seeing people leave house parties that shouldn't be driving," said Sgt. J.T. Campbell of the Albany County Sheriff's Office. "God forbid somebody leaves your house, gets in an accident, hurts somebody else or themselves, then they be held liable civilly."
But the head of the Rhone household says she has her own set of safety measures in place to make sure her party ends without any arrests or accidents.
"In our house they do drink, but we all have people in this house that don't drink and as the grandmother of this house I'm not going to let anyone leave here if I think that they can't drive themself home safely. I'm not having something happen to somebody in my family just because we got together and had a good time -- that doesn't open the door to let somebody get hurt or someone else."
"People should be aware if they're drinking and driving tonight there's a good chance that they're going to get caught by us or the surrounding agencies," said Sgt. J.T. Campbell.
Less than an hour into a ride along with officers, a call came over the
radio for a car that had crashed into a tree in New Salem and burst into flames.
Deputy Tyler Moffatt quickly rushed to the scene, and when he arrived, firefighters
had just extinguished flames.
The driver of the car fled the scene, according to first
responders. Officials at the scene took photos of a beer bottle lying nearby in
the road; another reason Moffatt says other drivers on the roads on Super Bowl Sunday
need to be extra cautious.
"Watching the oncoming cars, who's next to you, and
actually how they're driving that's just as important," he said.
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