Albemarle Police to Place Extra Patrols on Super Bowl Sunday

Full story: NBC29 Charlottesville

Super Sunday and drinking seem to go hand in hand. But you may want to think twice before driving home after the big game.

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quote: "Last year there were 280 DUI arrests in Albemarle County on Super Bowl Sunday."

This absolutely is NOT true. I fell out in the floor laughing when I read it. NBC29, you have to do better. If anybody in the police department told you this figure... they need to be prohibited from making future press releases by the chief.
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Last year there were 280 DUI arrests in Albemarle County on Super Bowl Sunday.

I think you got that number wrong
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I must raise the "BS" flag !!!!! Oh, "we're so concerned about alcohol abuse, drunk driving during or after a football game."

When I see a sobriety checkpoint in Charlottesville after a UVA football game - and some of the alumni tagged - then the police REALLY care about drunk driving. Because it will never happen.
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Break out the bear spray if you plan on driving and drinking! It makes cops run and scream like little girls!
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just another way to bill the people for more overtime pay
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Another beer please wrote:
quote: "Last year there were 280 DUI arrests in Albemarle County on Super Bowl Sunday."
This absolutely is NOT true. I fell out in the floor laughing when I read it. NBC29, you have to do better. If anybody in the police department told you this figure... they need to be prohibited from making future press releases by the chief.
280 stops - few DUI's --- remember, this a huge cashcow for the county. I bet there are dept. bonuses tied to it. SB Sunday DUI's - they have already budgeted into revenue numbers. A whole industry depends on DUI's, from law enforcement, to lawyers, attorneys, insurance companies, correctional facilities, etc. etc. they NEED DUI's. they WANT DUI's. Starve these leeches - drive sober.
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Binderdundat wrote:
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280 stops - few DUI's --- remember, this a huge cashcow for the county. I bet there are dept. bonuses tied to it. SB Sunday DUI's - they have already budgeted into revenue numbers. A whole industry depends on DUI's, from law enforcement, to lawyers, attorneys, insurance companies, correctional facilities, etc. etc. they NEED DUI's. they WANT DUI's. Starve these leeches - drive sober.
Where do you get this crap. Lets see: officers for one night-$240 Jail Stay $100 DUI-$360 in fines ATTY-$1000 future insurance cost $3000 Commonwealth atty costs $50. Total-$4700. One DUI crash- can be from a $50 scrath to $1,000,000 in propery damage, personal injury and medical bills or loss of life. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH REVENUE! IT SAES LIFE AND PROPERTY! THE COUNTY MAKES $0
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Really Too wrote:
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Where do you get this crap. Lets see: officers for one night-$240 Jail Stay $100 DUI-$360 in fines ATTY-$1000 future insurance cost $3000 Commonwealth atty costs $50. Total-$4700. One DUI crash- can be from a $50 scrath to $1,000,000 in propery damage, personal injury and medical bills or loss of life. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH REVENUE! IT SAES LIFE AND PROPERTY! THE COUNTY MAKES $0
You're kind of right, the county probably makes the least - but money, and who makes it, is not an insignificant part of the equation. A DUI conviction is a financial wrecking ball. A typical DUI costs about $10,000 by the time you pay bail, fines, fees and insurance, even if you didn't hit anything or hurt anybody.
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just park some at riverside north. you'll get your season limit.
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Really Too wrote:
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Where do you get this crap. Lets see: officers for one night-$240 Jail Stay $100 DUI-$360 in fines ATTY-$1000 future insurance cost $3000 Commonwealth atty costs $50. Total-$4700. One DUI crash- can be from a $50 scrath to $1,000,000 in propery damage, personal injury and medical bills or loss of life. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH REVENUE! IT SAES LIFE AND PROPERTY! THE COUNTY MAKES $0
http://www.timesdispatch.com/news/cost-of-dui...
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Looks like somebody removed the exaggerated 280 DUI Super Bowl arrests from last year.

Poor Marcella, cute as a button! But she will quickly learn to question figures when given to her by local law enforcement.
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Bologna Streets wrote:
just park some at riverside north. you'll get your season limit.
Your suggestion is not a new one. The county police already do this. And not just on special occasions.
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Your suggestion is not a new one. The county police already do this. And not just on special occasions.
They're prolly inside, undercover, buying the rounds!
Telling ya, it's big biz.
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I think the news should find out their names and post it all over the news and in the papers. Embarrass them. That's what the news casters should do. I bet alot of people would think twice before drinking and driving if they knew their names would get put out their. ITS JUST NOT WORTH IT, YOU COULD HAVE KILLED SOMEONES BABY OR YOUR OWN,I SAW THE CAR SEAT. COME ON PEOPLE GET A BRAIN.
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Never blow for the cops, even if they say it will get you out of the ticket!
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Getting caught driving drunk? It will never happen to me. How many have said that? But for all the events that take place where cops make an extra effort to catch drunk drivers it would appear the public at large has been doing a good job at obeying the law. I wish they would put a fraction of that effort to go after drug dealers.
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I wish they would put a fraction of that effort to go after drug dealers.
Are you crazy? Drug dealers have guns!
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It's not about catching or even discouraging drunk drivers.....It's generating revenue by writing tickets for bad inspection stickers, registrations, etc. Same as each and every other time they set up these quasi-Constitutional check points.
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Feb 3, 2013
 
There will probably be alot if drunk drivers in the ditch tonight with all this snow!
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Bud Light 4 me wrote:
I think the news should find out their names and post it all over the news and in the papers. Embarrass them. That's what the news casters should do. I bet alot of people would think twice before drinking and driving if they knew their names would get put out their. ITS JUST NOT WORTH IT, YOU COULD HAVE KILLED SOMEONES BABY OR YOUR OWN,I SAW THE CAR SEAT. COME ON PEOPLE GET A BRAIN.
It has happened to a select of people, like Cynthia Neff! Also they do list drunk drivers names in newspapers. Maybe their pictures should be on billboards!!

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