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2021 Holiday OVI and accident recap

On Behalf of | Jan 8, 2022 | OVI/DUI |

The holidays can be a dangerous time to drive. Between the increased traffic and partygoers under the influence, there are many potential hazards on the roads.

Ultimately, drinking and driving can put everyone on the road at risk. When you add winter driving conditions, accidents often go from bad to worse.

Here’s a recap of how holiday driving went for the people of Ohio.

Overall, a safer New Year’s

Records from Ohio State Patrols show decreases in both fatal crashes and most categories of police engagement. Compared to last year, there were more than 25 percent fewer drunk driving incidents, making this year a significant improvement over previous years.

This year, at least three of the ten fatal crashes involved someone under the influence. While this is a relatively low number, it still speaks to the danger of drunk driving.

Avoiding drunk driving charges in 2022

An OVI can have a devastating impact on your life. In addition to costly fees, fines and court appearances, you could also face serious consequences at work or in school. For some, an drunk driving charge has meant the end of a career or their education.

Before going out, you should consider what options are available if you decide to drink at a party or other gathering. When you can, make arrangements ahead of time so you do not have to worry about times when rideshares or other options have higher demand.

Facing drunk driving charges can be frustrating and stressful. It is essential to talk to an experienced professional to get the right support.