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Roadside Chat - What doesn't go with pumpkin spice? Drunk driving


11-19 pumpkin spiceLove it or hate it, pumpkin spice is everywhere this time of year. Some people choose to incorporate it into just about everything during the holidays. To some, it is comforting and makes the season feel warm and cozy.

For others, the holidays are stressful and include many social activities that may have been missed in the past few years. If you choose to use alcohol or other impairing substances when you’re stressed or as you are enjoying a social event, that impairment doesn’t pair well with driving.

Don’t wreck your holidays – drive sober.

In 2021, there have been 312 deaths in traffic crashes. That is an increase of 13 since last Friday. To see statistics published daily by the Office of Driver Services, go to the daily fatality report at

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