AAA urges partygoers to find a safe and sober ride home

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 16, 2022

This year’s St. Patrick’s Day will be a time of celebration for many, but there is a danger for the holiday to turn deadly.

AAA East Central advises partygoers to celebrate with safety in mind. By planning ahead, motorists can avoid a possible OVI and keep themselves and others safe.

“Not only can a OVI result in devastating crashes, but a conviction can weigh heavily on your pocketbook,” says Lori Cook, safety advisor for AAA East Central. “Alcohol and driving should never mix, and simple steps taken before a celebration can go a long way towards keeping you and everyone around you safe.”

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Tips for avoiding OVI:

• Make transportation arrangements before you head out for the night. Some options include:

• Designate a driver.

• Take a cab, or a ride share.

• Utilize local public transit.