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Deal asks drivers to stay sober in Super Bowl ad

ATLANTA (AP) -- Gov. Nathan Deal is making a special pitch to urge Georgians to make sure they don't driver drunk and ride with someone sober at the wheel on Super Bowl Sunday.

The governor appears in a 60-second TV ad scheduled to air on before the game Sunday. Deal's office says NBC affiliates statewide are airing the commercial for free.

In the ad, the governor encourages Super Bowl viewers to have a good time but also warns that "having too much to drink and getting on the road endangers not only your life, but the lives of others."

Deal also uses the spot to promote a smartphone app called Drive Sober Georgia from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety. The app helps link users with groups statewide offering rides after the game.