Local officials warn against New Year's Eve drunk driving
This time is a busy travel time for Georgia drivers. The Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety says in December 2017, there were 885 drunk driving related deaths in the state. The office says of those crashes young adults were impacted the most.
Richmond County officials say almost every holiday they have at least one death from drunk driving. That’s why they suggest, if you know you’re going to drink, have a designated driver. If that’s not an option take an Uber or a cab service.
The Richmond County Coroner, Mark Bowen, says, “just be careful out there, if you have a wreck it may not be you that gets killed, it could be the other person, you know many many times, as I’ve said before it makes the holidays rough when we have to go knock on a door and explain to someone that their loved one has been killed.”