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State Police crack down on drunk drivers during Super Bowl

Virginia State Police had DUI checkpoints set up around Richmond Sunday night, just in case people were thinking about drinking and then getting behind the wheel.

At Hometeam Grill in Richmond, folks came in early to get a seat for the Super Bowl game. Football fans on both sides were cheering on their team of choice. While watching the big game, the drinks were flowing freely.

Officers say if you're of age, it's okay to drink if you choose, just do it responsibly. If not, you could end up in handcuffs.

"It's just not worth the price," said State Police Captain Steven Chumley.

Taking the chance to drive under the influence, he added, could cost you more than money, it could cost someone their life. It's why officers were out, not to put a damper on your festivities, but to ensure everyone's safety.

Police say if you see someone on the roads that you suspect of drinking and driving, they'll take the tip. Just dial #77 from your cell phone and send it in.

Driving under the influence is a misdemeanor. If convicted, you could get up to a year in jail, a $2,500 fine and have your license suspended.

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