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Don't Drive Drunk in Webster City this St. Patrick's Day.
Posted: Mar 15 2013 by ppowers

As another St. Patrick's Day approaches, the Webster City Police Department is reminding drivers not to get behind the wheel if they've been drinking. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports over 700 people were killed nationwide in crashes involving a drunk driver during the St. Patrick's Day holiday from 2006 to 2010. Sgt.Shiloh Mork said whether you are gathering with friends at the local bar or attending a celebration. If alcohol is part of the festivities, make sure you designate a sober driver to get you home safely or contact your local sober ride program for a safe ride home. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration on average, every 51 minutes a person is killed in a drunk driving crash in the United States and the majority of these crashes involve drunk drivers who have blood alcohol concentrations of .15 grams per deciliter or higher, almost twice the legal limit of .08. To prevent these tragedies from occuring, Sgt. Mork recommends the following steps to have a safe and happy St. Patrick's Day. Plan a safe way home before the festivities begin. Before drinking, designate a sober driver and leave your car keys at home. If you are impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member or use public transportation to get home safely. If you see a drunk driver on the road, please contact local police. Please remember if you know people who are about to drive or ride while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely.

As another St. Patrick's Day approaches, the Webster City Police Department is reminding drivers not to get behind the wheel if they've been drinking. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports over 700 people were killed nationwide in crashes involving a drunk driver during the St. Patrick's Day holiday from 2006 to 2010. Sgt.Shiloh Mork said whether you are gathering with friends at the local bar or attending a celebration. If alcohol is part of the festivities, make sure you designate a sober driver to get you home safely or contact your local sober ride program for a safe ride home. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration on average, every 51 minutes a person is killed in a drunk driving crash in the United States and the majority of these crashes involve drunk drivers who have blood alcohol concentrations of .15 grams per deciliter or higher, almost twice the legal limit of .08. To prevent these tragedies from occuring, Sgt. Mork recommends the following steps to have a safe and happy St. Patrick's Day. Plan a safe way home before the festivities begin. Before drinking, designate a sober driver and leave your car keys at home. If you are impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member or use public transportation to get home safely. If you see a drunk driver on the road, please contact local police. Please remember if you know people who are about to drive or ride while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely.

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