“If you know you’re going to go out and party on Halloween night, make sure you have a sober driver designated to get you home safely,” said Jillian Drew, Greene County Public Health’s Safe Communities Coordinator. “Even one drink can impair judgement. You should never put yourself, or others, at risk because you made the selfish choice to drink and drive. For most, even one drink can be one too many. Remember: buzzed driving is drunk driving.”
On Halloween night between 2012 and 2016, 168 drunk driving fatalities occurred, 44 percent of people killed in motor vehicle crashes involved a drunk driver, and 14 percent of pedestrian fatalities involved drunk drivers, read the release.