Drunk Driving Most Preventable Type of Accident - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/13/04

Drunk Driving Most Preventable Type of Accident

Drunk driving deaths are all too common in Texas. Last year the state led the nation in alcohol-related accidents, making up ten percent of the national numbers.

Those who work to curb drunk-driving say you can prevent such accidents by having a designaged driver. "It's just so preventable if people would just not drink and drive. We're not asking people not to drink, w're just asking them not ot get behind the wheel when they do," said Karen Slay Executive Director of the Injury prevention Coalition.

If you're caught driving while intoxicated, your first offense could get you a class "B" misdemeanor and up to 180 days in jail.

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