In preparation for a possible increase in drunken driving on Super Bowl Sunday, Howard County police said yesterday that they will increase road patrols that day.
Police spokeswoman Sherry Llewellyn said the presence of the Baltimore Ravens in this year's Super Bowl has heightened concerns about people driving while intoxicated.
"We're taking extra precautions specifically because we have a local team in the Super Bowl," Llewellyn said. "We expect there will be a lot of celebrating."
The department is referring to Sunday's beefed-up force as a "saturation patrol."
Llewellyn declined to provide details about how large the force will be or where it will be deployed.