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Superbowl Sunday to DUI Monday
Superbowl Sunday to DUI Monday

Lots of people go to Superbowl parties or choose to watch the game at area bars. Kick is at 6:30 P.M. The game probably ends by about 10:30 P.M. or so, by which time you can expect just about every available police officer to be out looking for DUI drivers. There are a lot ...

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