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Wisconsin State Patrol has more troopers on the road Super Bowl Sunday

Wisconsin State Patrol has more troopers on the roads Sunday not only because of winter driving conditions, but because of Super Bowl 52.

In the past, Wisconsin State Patrol has seen an increase OWI’s on Super Bowl Sunday. Wisconsin State Patrol Trooper Nicholas Lorenzen said they have troopers on overtime Sunday. Lorenzen suggests drivers take Uber, Lyft or get a ride home after they watch the game, especially with poor winter conditions 

“With the deteriorating roadways just in general it's not good to be driving anyway tonight so people should just stay comfortable where they are at or at home and not drive,” Lorenzen said.

The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office responded to 100 incidents since noon on Saturday. 51 of those were damage only crashes, five involved injuries and one crash was reported as OWI related. Deputies responded to 43 disabled cars.

In Waukesha County which saw some of the highest snow totals, 187 incidents were reported. 50 cars went into the ditch, 63 damage crashes were reported, and 23 crashes with injuries and 15 unknown accidents. Deputies there responded to 36 disabled cars.

Lorenzen hopes Wisconsinites who drink Sunday don't get in the driver’s seat.

“We want to make sure everyone is safe tonight,” Lorenzen said. “We do get it's a fun time, but we just urge the public to make wise decision.”


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