Tips for a safe SuperBowl Party - KAIT-Jonesboro, AR-News, weather, sports

Tips for a safe SuperBowl Party

Posted: Updated:
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Arkansas bullet plant pulled from council agenda

    Arkansas bullet plant pulled from council agenda

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:49 AM EDT2014-07-29 10:49:03 GMT
    The North Little Rock mayor says a bullet manufacturer is rethinking a proposal to locate near a residential neighborhood.
    The North Little Rock mayor says a bullet manufacturer is rethinking a proposal to locate near a residential neighborhood.
  • Man accused of assaulting teen umpire at Show-Me Games

    Man accused of assaulting teen umpire at Show-Me Games

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:43 AM EDT2014-07-29 10:43:13 GMT
    A 36-year-old Jefferson City man faces an August court date on suspicion of assaulting a 15-year-old baseball umpire at the Show-Me State Games in Columbia.
    A 36-year-old Jefferson City man faces an August court date on suspicion of assaulting a 15-year-old baseball umpire at the Show-Me State Games in Columbia.
  • Mom accused of leaving babies home alone

    Mom accused of leaving babies home alone

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:37:58 GMT
    Sharonda LopezSharonda Lopez
    A Jonesboro woman was arrested Saturday, July 26, after police say she left her two babies home alone. Sharonda Lopez, 25, is charged with two counts of first degree child endangerment.
    A Jonesboro woman was arrested Saturday, July 26, after police say she left her two babies home alone. Sharonda Lopez, 25, is charged with two counts of first degree child endangerment.
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Many of you will probably be hosting Super Bowl parties Sunday, and many of those parties will have alcohol.

Jim Pollard, Public Information Officer for American Medical Response said, "Drunk driving crashes skyrocket after Super Bowl games, so paramedics at AMR are urging party hosts to prevent DUI."

"Super Bowl Sunday is one of the biggest days of the year for drinking beer and liquor.  Parties often start hours prior to kick-off and last beyond the end of the game.  Those facts are a recipe for disaster," Pollard added.

American Medical Response has provided some tips on how to have a safe Super Bowl party.

Here are a few tips to keep your guests safe.

  • Do not pressure guests to drink.
  • Do now allow drinking contests.
  • Never serve alcohol to anyone under 21.
  • When guests arrive determine who will serve as a designated driver.
  • Serve lots of food, including soft drinks, water, juice and "mocktails". 
  • Stop serving alcohol at the end of the third quarter (the same as NFL stadiums) and begin serving coffee and dessert. But remember coffee DOESNOT restore sobriety.
  • Never let anyone drive who has drunk *any* alcohol
  • Make sure everyone buckles up before driving home.

For some awesome food and mocktail recipes, visit www.awesomecuisine.com

Copyright 2014 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.
Powered by WorldNow

472 Craighead Co. 766
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 931-8888

FCC Public File
publicfile@kait8.com
(870) 336-1816
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KAIT. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.