After watching the news this week, I learned of the Ohio Department of Safety's new Habitual Offender Registry. Those individuals with five or more drunk driving offenses are now listed for the public to view.
I decided to check it out. I went to the website, put Fayette County in the search box and learned that 14 people in this county are offenders, only one a woman. It lists their last known address, birth date, and dates of the offenses.
Driving after drinking in any amount is NOT a good choice. There are so many other options available: call a friend to pick you up, call a relative; take a cab, etc.
New Years is a nice time to celebrate, but do it responsibly – like toast with Eggnog not alcohol.
I have always supported MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) and in 1999 I received a framed Certificate of Special Appreciation, which hangs on a wall with other awards and certificates.
DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE. HAVE A SAFE ALCOHOL FREE NEW YEAR!