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Message Monday - Party check list: lawn games, bbq, designated driver


5-31 party check listIf you’re planning to get together with friends and family this Memorial Day, make sure to add designating a sober driver to your party check list.

If you’re serving alcohol at your get-together, take the initiative to make sure all of your guests are safe. Whether that means a sober driver to take someone home, offering your guest room or couch to a friend who has been drinking, or calling a rideshare service to get your friends and family safely home, the power is in your hands to have a great party everyone will remember for the right reasons.

Here’s a listing of 22 Memorial Day activities for your family -

So far in 2021, there have been 103 deaths in traffic crashes. That is an increase of 11 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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