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Kendall sheriff sets up Super Sunday detail

Updated: January 31, 2013 5:55PM

YORKVILLE – Some consider Super Bowl Sunday an excess in and of itself, so it’s no surprise the Kendall County Sheriff’s Department would set up a special detail to curb dangerous excess on that day.

The Sheriff’s Department announced this week it will set up a special detail for the weekend, looking to target drunken driving and those who violate seat belt laws.

“If you plan on drinking alcohol while cheering on your team, pass you keys to a sober driver before the Super Bowl party begins,” said Operations Commander Phil Smith. “Follow the rules or the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office will arrest you.”

The Sheriff’s Office suggested those at a Super Bowl party call a taxi, a sober friend or a relative. If that’s not possible, stay at the location of the party and “sleep it off,” the department’s press release said.

They also suggested people report drunken drivers they see to authorities, and buckle up seat belts.

“We will show zero tolerance for drunk drivers,” Smith said.

A spokesman for the Aurora Police Department said patrol officers are always aware of Super Bowl Sunday and keep an extra eye out for drunken drivers.

Commander Pat Gengler of the Kane County Sheriff’s Department said the same.

“We make sure the guys are aware once the game is over,” he said.

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