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Message Monday - I cannot tell a lie... driving sober saves lives


2-19 message mondayIn honor of President’s Day, we’re speaking this truth – driving sober saves lives. Every day an average of 29 people in the United States die in crashes involving alcohol-impaired drivers. In 2016, U.S. families lost 10,497 loved ones due to someone getting behind the wheel after drinking. That’s about the same number as the population of Pella.

Drinking alcohol impairs your brain, which impacts so many functions your body needs to perform when you’re behind the wheel -

For 2018, there have been 41 fatalities reported. That’s an increase of five since last Monday. To see statistics published daily by the Office of Driver Services, go to the daily fatality report at

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