ENID, Okla. —
Be careful tonight.
We realize a lot of people are going to go out tonight and party, ringing in the new year. But, we urge you to play it safe.
First and foremost, don’t drink and drive. We’ve heard too many stories of tragedies over the years caused by drunken drivers.
Last year, according to Oklahoma Department of Public Safety’s Highway Safety Office, five people were killed in three alcohol-related crashes over the New Year’s holiday.
You still can have a good time without getting behind the wheel afterward. For one, you can designate a non-drinking driver. He or she will be responsible for getting everyone home safely.
If that’s not an option, Enid Transit is offering free rides from 10 tonight to 2 a.m. Tuesday by calling 233-7433. The free ride is to take you home, not to another party or club.
Also, AAA Oklahoma’s Tipsy Tow will continue until 2 a.m. Wednesday. If you feel unsafe behind the wheel after drinking, AAA will send a tow truck to give you and up to one more person — plus the vehicle — a free ride home within 15 miles of point of pickup. The service is open to AAA members and non-members alike. Call (800) 222-4357 to request a Tipsy Tow.
Local authorities will be out in force to catch drunken drivers. Don’t become another name on the police blotter.
And, don’t become another statistic.
ENID, Okla. —
Be careful tonight.
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