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Police In D.C. Area Step Up Patrols For Super Bowl

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FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Police throughout the mid-Atlantic region are planning extra patrols on Super Bowl Sunday in a bid to deter drunken driving and keep the roads safe. 

Virginia State Police say there will be an increased presence on interstate highways in northern Virginia from 8 p.m. Sunday to 4 a.m. Monday. 

In Maryland, state police from all 22 barracks will deploy additional patrols to focus specifically on drunken driving. Troopers on regular duty will be asked to look for impaired drivers between service calls. 

Local agencies will also be putting extra officers on the roads. 

In a nod to this year’s Super Bowl participants, Maryland police also note that driving with cheese on your head or while waving a “terrible towel” is also unsafe. 

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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