DUI Crashes, Fatalities Increase On Week Between Christmas, New Year
Authorities usually see an increase of impaired drivers in the days leading up to the New Year.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol said that eight people were killed in drunken-driving crashes between Christmas and New Year's in 2011.
New Year's Day consistently ranks as the year's deadliest day for alcohol related-crashes, according to AAA.
A year ago, there were almost 200 alcohol related crashes in the state over New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
AAA reminds partygoers to assign a designated driver and take the keys away from friends or family members that have been drinking.
The OHP said that you can dial #677 from your phone to report dangerous or impaired drivers.
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