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If you are tailgating at the University of Utah or Utah State University on Saturday, you may find fans wearing jerseys with some unfamiliar names and a new number: .08.
But "Soberskie," Soberman" or "O'Beerno" are not new recruits for the college teams. Utah Highway Patrol officers will be handing out the jerseys on Saturday to remind tailgaters to find a designated driver before they start drinking alcohol.
"The custom DUI football jersey serves two purposes," UHP Trooper Lawrence Hopper said in a news release. "First, to show appreciation for those fans who have made plans to get home safe. And second, to remind those who are drinking that they have a safe way home after the game."
With tailgating celebrations and Halloween festivities, the number of drunk drivers on Utah roads are higher during the last few weekends of October, according to the UHP.
The DUI jersey campaign is part of the statewide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over initiative to educate the public about the dangers of drunk driving.
If you want a "M. Notdrinkin" jersey for yourself, uniformed officers will be handing out the jerseys at 1580 E. 500 South at the University of Utah Guardsmen Way tailgate lot from 6 to 8 p.m.
In Logan, officers will hand out the jerseys at the Utah State University tailgate party at 2 p.m.
The blood-alcohol limit for driving in Utah is 0.08 percent.