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Super Bowl drunken driving warning issued

Published: Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 4:30 p.m. CDT

CHICAGO (AP) — State officials are warning drivers that Super Bowl Sunday can be one of the most deadly days of the year in Illinois when it comes to alcohol-related traffic deaths.

Last year, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation, four people were killed in crashes during Super Bowl weekend. Three of those crashes were alcohol-related.

Secretary of State Jesse White is reminding people to enjoy the weekend safely and use designated drivers if attending parties that include alcohol.

White says that means "designating a sober driver, taking a cab or bus, or staying where you are."

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