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Super Bowl Weekend DUII Arrests

DUII numbersEUGENE, Ore. — Oregon State Police busted 43 people for driving under the influence over the Super Bowl weekend.

The most arrests were in the Eugene-Springfield and Portland offices, each with seven.

Police say 16 people have died during Super Bowl weekend over the last eight years. This year, there weren’t any deaths.

Last year, there were two. Rick Hamilton says he thinks people are being smarter about drinking and driving.

“Usually, Super Bowl Sundays are pretty big. So, when you look at seven actual arrests in a three day period, Super Bowl weekend also, that’s pretty low, which is a good thing,” said Rick Hamilton, senior trooper with OSP.

Super Bowl Sunday is one of the most dangerous days on the road. Forty-eight percent of fatalities involve a driver with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 or higher.

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