March 17, 2022 - Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving
St. Patrick’s Day provides a great reminder to us all that drunk driving accounts for one-third of all fatalities locally and nationally. Last year around St. Patrick’s Day, from Tuesday, March 16, through Sunday, March 21, 2021, there were 128 alcohol-related crashes, 69 injuries and four preventable deaths in the Commonwealth.
If you’re heading out to a St. Patrick’s Day celebration, make sure you have more than just the luck o’ the Irish on your side. These celebrations are one of the biggest drinking nights of the year, and this, unfortunately, means more drunk drivers on the roads. Drunk driving accounts for nearly one-third of vehicle-related fatalities in the United States. This St. Patrick’s Day weekend, remember: Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving. If you plan to go out and enjoy the evening with alcohol, make sure you refrain from driving.