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Troopers on the State Thruway will be on heightened alert for drunken drivers this Super Bowl weekend.

Beginning Friday, Troop T troopers who patrol the Thruway will be out in full force.

“We say over and over again, don’t drink and drive and if you drink and drive your chances of coming into contact with a trooper increase,” State Police Sgt. Thomas Ferritto said.

That kind of encounter will be even more likely during this weekend’s Super Bowl Stop DWI Crackdown, which will continue through Monday, Ferritto said.

During the 2012 Super Bowl weekend campaign, officers assigned to Troop T issued 1,794 tickets on the highly traveled Thruway system and made 13 DWI arrests, Ferritto said.