SARASOTA — If you’re celebrating with alcohol this holiday season, the Sarasota Police Department has a message for you: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.
In December 2012, there were 830 people killed in crashes involving at least one driver or motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher, including 26 on Christmas Day.
Every year, more than 10,322 people are killed by drunk drivers in America. The Sarasota Police Department said all drunken drivers face jail time, fines, loss of driver’s license, towing fees and other DUI expenses, which total $10,000 on average.
If you have been drinking, do not drive. Call a taxi, use Tow-To-Go (1-800-2-TOW-2-GO) from Christmas Eve through 6 a.m. Jan. 1.