Holiday parties often offer alcoholic beverages to guests. Some of those guests might drink too much. Observing someone who is drunk setting out to drive home, you should ask, “How can I stop someone who is drunk from driving?”
The first thing you and your friends can do is to recognize that preventing drunk driving is everyone’s concern. Regardless of how well you know someone who is about to drive drunk, you have a responsibility to your host, your friends, the person who is drunk, to yourself, and to everyone else who is driving on the same roads.
Last year, between December 1, 2016 and January 8, 2017, 1,119 people were involved in crashes in Virginia that involved a drunk driver. Almost half of those people sustained injuries or died as a result of the accident. 520 people were injured and 21 people were killed. Nearly three times as many males as females died. [Read more…]