Elgin County: The Super Bowl is coming this weekend Sunday, February 2nd,
2014, and as in the past years many businesses and private residences will be hosting
Super Bowl parties.
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Elgin County detachment would like to remind
party hosts and participants to be responsible while watching the big game.
If you plan on drinking alcoholic beverages, remember to plan ahead. Arrange for
a designated driver, take a cab, call a sober driver for a ride, or plan to stay
Host's, you are ultimately responsible for anyone that is drinking while at your
home or business.
Consider the following:
- Pour properly measured drinks, don't free pour or serve doubles
- Serve drinks rather than having a self-serve bar
- Don't serve alcohol to an already intoxicated person
- Monitor how much your guests are drinking
- Provide food and snacks
- Arrange a safe ride home for everyone at your party or have them stay over
Elgin OPP officers will be out in full force this Super Bowl weekend looking for
Impaired Drivers and enforcing traffic laws with the "Big 4" driving behaviours:
impaired driving, seatbelts, distracted driving, and all aspects of aggressive driving.
Let's remember the Super Bowl for the game, not for some tragedy.