Don’t Drink and Drive During the Big Game Weekend

The Indiana Department of Transportation, in partnership with the Indiana State Police, the Governor’s Council on Impaired & Dangerous Driving and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI), would like to remind all Indiana motorists to celebrate this year’s Big Game responsibly, by driving sober and safe. During the 2015 Big Game weekend (6:00 p.m. January 30th through 5:59 a.m. February 2nd), there were nearly 740 traffic collisions in Indiana.  Of those, 45 were alcohol-related, with 60 percent involving a driver with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 or greater.  In total, there were 14 injuries and zero deaths as a result of alcohol-related crashes. If you plan on going out to celebrate the big game this weekend make sure to have a plan that doesn’t involve you getting behind the wheel while under the influence.

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