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Police caution for Super Bowl celebrations

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Police say to keep an eye for drunk drivers on their way home tomorrow night after the Super Bowl.

It's one of those rare busy Sundays for law enforcement. Lots of gatherings to watch the game usually means safety can be an issue.

First responders are expecting call to be coming in as the game wraps up.

Sunday fun-day never takes on more of a meaning than when it also falls on... Game day.

"During the game, it will slow down a little bit and then, afterwards, it will usually pick up," Amanda Glasoe, supervisor at Red River Regional Dispatch, said about people calling in for "disturbances, people having parties getting a little out of hand if their team won."

Police officers know the drill. Fargo Police Sergeant Mark Lykken said he's bringing on additional officers specifically focusing on driving while impaired.

Last year, police made four DUI arrests around game time. But, before you dial up dispatch, be sure to listen carefully.

"We'll get a couple calls here and there of people in an apartment building and they'll hear screaming or loud yelling," Glasoe said. "they'll think it may be a disturbance or somebody fighting, officer will go and figure out it's just people celebrating a score or a touchdown."

Fargo police says Super Bowl fans in the past tend to be responsible, but these responders say their game plan is to stay a few plays ahead.

"You might hear screaming and hollering and you might think that it's Super Bowl related," Glasoe said. "But, we would rather check things out and be safe than be sorry."

Wherever you chose to watch the game tomorrow, officers ask you make plans to get home, whether that means calling a cab or a friend.

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