Drivers Warned, Stay Sober or Get Pulled Over for Cinco de Mayo

By KOLR10 News

Published 05/04 2014 12:36PM

Updated 05/04 2014 12:42PM

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.-- Campaign reminds Cinco de Mayo partiers to drive sober, or get pulled over tomorrow May 5.

With alcohol playing a big part in Cinco de Mayo festivities impaired driving is a big concern on May 5.

The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to remind partygoers that drunk driving should never be part of your Cinco de Mayo plans and to always designate a sober driver.

“Some people have this misconception that they can drink a little, and drive safely,” says Leanna Depue, chair of the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety’s executive committee. “The only safe driver is a completely sober driver.”

In 2013, one person was killed and were 12 seriously injured in substance-impaired driving crashes on Cinco de Mayo (May 5, 2013), according to the Missouri Department of Transportation.

Save MO Lives and Arrive Alive are two campaigns that would like to remind drivers that if you are going to drink at all on Cinco de Mayo, designate a sober driver.

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