Our thoughts... Don’t drink and drive

The Covington News - - Local news -

Tonight is gen­er­ally con­sid­ered a night of fun and rev­elry as peo­ple gather to cel­e­brate the end of one year and the start of an­other. It’s a night that sane peo­ple some­times do un­safe things.

It’s also a night when peo­ple some­times have a few more toasts of the toddy than they usu­ally do.

That is all well and good if you in­tend to cel­e­brate ei­ther at home, or if you’re for­tu­nate enough to have a friend to ac­com­pany you whose strong­est drink will be a soda.

In this coun­try to­day, there is a zero tol­er­ance for drunk and reck­less driv­ers.

The po­lice will be out all over our county with road­blocks, traf­fic checks and rou­tine pa­trols. If you choose to drive im­paired, the chances of you be­ing pulled over are ex­tremely high.

If you get caught, you will be ar­rested, you will pay a heavy fine and your name will ap­pear in this pa­per.

It is not worth you jeop­ar­diz­ing your job, ru­in­ing your credit and en­dur­ing the hu­mil­i­a­tion of go­ing to jail, for hav­ing a few drinks too many.

We sug­gest that be­fore you go to a bar tonight, ask if they have the abil­ity to ferry you home without your driv­ing. You could take along des­ig­nated driver or even catch a cab. If you can­not con­trol your­self, give your keys in ad­vance to some­one who can.

We want you to en­joy your­self, but do it smartly.

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