You've got the chips, the beer and the foam fingers. Everyone's invited and the coolers are icy. But there's one other thing you may want to remember—if you want to avoid jail time.
The host of a Super Bowl party can be held liable if a drunk guest crashes on the way home, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department. And if you're caught serving Jägerbombs to minors, be ready to face jail time for that too.
Here are four ways to make sure your guests arrive safely home following the big game, courtesy of the Sheriff's Department, which will take part in stepped-up DUI patrols on Sunday:
- Follow stadium rules - Copy the example of stadiums, which stop serving drinks at the end of the third quarter. By cutting off alcohol early, you give your guests extra time to sober up.
- Fill 'em up - Offer plenty of food and non-alcoholic drinks at your party. That will give your guests less stomach-space for booze.
- Can I get that number? - You're probably not accustomed to calling a cab in Orange County, so look up the number ahead of time. Then give it to anyone who needs a lift.
- Keep someone sober - Ask your guests who their designated driver is. If they don't have one, help them arrange a ride-share. Or keep their keys until they sober up.
What are your tips? Have you ever kept a friend from driving drunk? TELL US in the comments below.