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Troopers watching Super Bowl partiers

State troopers will be keeping an extra eye on Super Bowl XLIII partiers who imbibe then drive in Washington, Idaho and Montana.

This is the second year in a row the three state agencies have joined for the special enforcement.

In addition to drunken driving, troopers will be looking for aggressive drivers and speeders, said Washington State Patrol Trooper Mark Baker.

“Motorists should expect to see extra tri-state patrols on I-90 and secondary highways between Ritzville and Missoula on Super Bowl Sunday,” Baker said. “It is our goal to have no serious injury or fatality collisions.”

Super Bowl Sunday is one of the largest event days of the year for family and friends to gather, authorities said.

“We don’t want to spoil anyone’s fun,” WSP Chief John Batiste said in press release. “But getting in a collision is not the way to celebrate a major sporting event. Have a designated driver, a taxi, or call a friend.”

Extra troopers will be on duty for all or parts of the weekend, authorities said.

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