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Johnson City Police stepping up patrols on Super Bowl weekend

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - One of the biggest nights in sports is just around the corner we're talking about the Super Bowl of course and the Johnson City Police Department is putting additional officers on the street this weekend.

We're told these patrols will be on the lookout for impaired drivers during Super Bowl weekend in partnership with the Tennessee Governor's 'Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk' campaign.

The Governor's Highway Safety Office is providing a grant for overtime allowing officers to conduct DUI patrols on the busy roads this weekend. "A part of that with the Super Bowl we're anticipating probably more than normal amount of traffic on the roadways and of course with all the activities that go on with the Super Bowls and big events like that we're anticipating a higher probability of impaired drivers on the road," says officer Allan Rutledge.  

Johnson City Police also want to remind everyone a slight alcoholic buzz that's well below the limit can be unsafe for drivers and lead to an arrest for impaired driving.

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