Sobering Thoughts

Winter-time holiday celebrations bring joy, but also a dramatic increase in DUI offenses, binge drinking, and other alcohol-related issues. Every holiday is an occasion for fun and celebration, and alcohol can play a big role in the festivities. However, a combination of good cheer and abundant alcohol can take the fun too far, and lead to tragic consequences.



Based on the overall population in S.C., the Palmetto State is the second-deadliest state in the United States, per capita, according to the SafeWise study. With an average of 7.98 impaired driving fatalities per 100,000, S.C. trails only Montana (9.15) for the undesirable distinction. 

There were 396 deaths caused by impaired drivers in South Carolina, the highest in the nation, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, SafeWise reported. 



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