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UPDATE: Fans don't let fans drive drunk


MADISON (WKOW) -- The Dane County Sheriff's Department says they made thirteen OWI arrests over Super Bowl weekend.

Seven arrests were made on Saturday night when additional deputies were working the OWI grant program funded by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

The majority of the arrests, made between Friday and Sunday night, were first and second offenses.


MADISON (WKOW) -- This Super Bowl Sunday, emergency officials want to remind fans to be safe this weekend.

Dane County Sheriff David Mahoney wants to remind motorists to celebrate responsibility by designating a sober driver if they plan on drinking alcohol this Super Bowl weekend.  The Sheriff's Office will have additional deputies on OWI patrol Saturday night.  Deputies working on Sunday will be paying extra attention to motorists who appear to be under the influence.

According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, more than two-thirds of Super Bowl Sunday traffic fatalities involve drunk drivers.   The National Highway Traffic Safety Association reports that Super Bowl Sunday has become one of the nation's most dangerous days on the road due to impaired driving.  Nearly fifty percent of fatalities nationwide on Super Bowl Sunday involve a driver with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher. 

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