Police adding extra patrols for drunk, distracted drivers on Super Bowl Sunday

FLINT (WJRT) (2/2/2018) - Many law enforcement agencies will be working overtime this weekend to look out for drunk and distracted drivers.

Michigan State Police are preparing for a busy weekend.

"Anytime alcohol is involved, we usually do see a rise in calls," said Trooper Amy Belanger.

Troopers say the Super Bowl is one of the busiest weekends of the year.

"Public disturbance calls, domestic disturbance calls. Anytime alcohol is involved we do see the anger fluctuate on the different calls," said Belanger.

More troopers will be on the roads to kick off the Operation CARE campaign.

"Basically were going to have a no tolerance for any type of drunk driving, drugged driving, distracted driving and were going to looking out for seat belt violations as well," Belanger said.

She urged everyone on the roads to stay alert for drunk or distracted drivers and remain extra cautious.

"They'll have a tendency to run stop signs and traffic lights, because they're under the influence or maybe they're distracted by their phone or what ever the case may be so just take extra care and caution," Belanger said.

Operation CARE is also being enforced in other states around the state Michigan.

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