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As celebrations for New Year's eve get underway today, I would like to take a moment to remind everyone that you shouldn't drink and drive. If you are going to go out and drink, take a cab, take public transit, designate a driver, but don't drink and drive. The consequences of getting behind the wheel of a vehicle after a night of drinking can be far reaching and devastating, not only to you and your family, but for others on the road. If you are involved in an accident while drinking and driving, you could face serious jail time if someone were killed and you faced intoxication manslaughter charges. New Year's Eve into New Year's Day has statistically had the second highest concentration of drunk driving accidents. Take the time to ensure that you and your loved ones don't become part of the sad statistics of preventable accidents. Do some research today and find the number of a cab company in your area. If you have AAA, find out about their "Tipsy Tow" service. There are ways to avoid driving drunk. Plan to make your holiday celebrations safe, for you and everyone else on the road.