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Police warn of Super Bowl DUIIs and deadly crashes

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Super Bowl Sunday has become one of the nation's most dangerous days on the road, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Last year, three people died on Oregon roads during the Super Bowl weekend. Oregon State Police troopers reported 38 DUII arrests.

Over the last six years, 14 people have been killed in traffic crashes on the weekend of the big game. Troopers have made 270 DUII arrests over that same span.

Oregon State Police, the Oregon State Sheriff's Association, the Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police, ODOT and MADD stress that designating a sober driver should be on the top of everyone's Super Bowl party list.

Police said a person hosting a party can be held liable if someone they served ends up in a drunken driving crash.

Report possible intoxicated drivers to 911 or Oregon State Police dispatch at 1-800-24-DRUNK (800-243-7856).

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