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Posted on: November 12, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Don’t End the Holidays Before They Begin – Drive Sober or Don’t Drive.

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Allen Police want to remind you to while you may think you’re sober enough to drive, alcohol effects your judgment and it is not worth the risk to either yourself or the unsuspecting drivers on the road with you. An average person metabolizes only one drink per hour – anything more than that drastically increases the risk of impairment.

“Everyone has a different tolerance level for alcohol,” said Sgt. Jason Erter with the Allen Police Department. “And yet, we know it doesn’t take much at all for someone’s reactions and decisions to be impaired. Why take the risk at all? Have designated driver – it’s that simple.”

Last year in Allen, we had six fatal car accidents, four of which where alcohol or drugs played a factor. Don’t let the next one be you. If you want to enjoy alcoholic beverages this holiday season, designate a sober driver. All you need is one!

Allen Police have stepped up efforts to help make our roadways and drivers safer all year. As part of the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) grant through Texas Department of Transportation, the Allen Police Department have implemented some extra enforcement activities to address speeding and drunk driving.
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