Buzzed Driving, is Drunk Driving

Distracted and impaired driving are more prevalent this time of year. Whether you are heading to dinner or home from a celebration, please remember to drive sober. It’s important to be at our best when behind the wheel.

In the month of December in Charlotte County there were 469 crashes with 12 confirmed to be alcohol related. As a community we need to continue to prevent unnecessary tragedy by preventing others from driving impaired.

Sheriff Prummell reminds motorists to always keep their eyes on the road, hands on the wheel and mind on driving. If you do plan on heading out, designate a sober driver or call a ride-share service. Before getting in the car, remember that probably okay, is not okay.

AAA and Budweiser are providing “Tow to Go” as a safe alternative to driving impaired. Tow to Go is a free service for both AAA members and non-members, where a tow truck is dispatched to transport the driver and their vehicle home, or a safe place within a 10 mile radius.

Tow to Go services are available through Thursday, Jan. 2 (6 a.m.) To request service call 855-2-TOW-2-GO or (855) 286-9246

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