London Police throw a yellow flag after a late night crash on Super Bowl Sunday

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London Police throw a yellow flag after a late night crash on Super Bowl Sunday

The Denver Broncos and the London Police held a steady defense all night.

Police set up RIDE programs throughout the city and over 1,000 vehicles passed through the six different check locations and no one was arrested.

The night seemed to be going smoothly for the police until a late night collision on Berkshire Drive. The man driving the vehicle was found to be impaired and was arrested at the scene and faces a number of impaired driving charges.

Traffic management officer Sergeant Amanda Pfeffer tells XFM News that they received a phone call from other civilians about the crash, “Just before midnight, citizens called us to advise to us that a collision occurred on Berksire Drive. He was arrested there and brought to the station and provided two samples of his breath and he was charged accordingly.”

The man faces two counts of impaired driving and also has been charged in connection to the collision.

Two people have been arrested each year for the last two Super Bowl Sundays.

“It’s┬ádefinitely not a huge improvement, but I am pleased, and certainly there’s always work that needs to be done. People are getting the message, but it certainly is not acceptable to get behind the wheel when alcohol is consumed,” says Sergeant Pfeffer.

Pfeffer adds that the RIDE programs were welcomed through the city, but some were frustrated about the fact that they had to wait longer to be checked.

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