Hamburg Borough Police provide tips to avoid a drunk driving tragedy

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The Hamburg Borough Police wish to remind everyone that drinking beverages containing alcohol and then driving can take the holiday spirit right out of this joyous time of year.

Here are a few tips to avoid a drunk driving tragedy:

Establish a plan to get home safely before attending any party where you will be drinking.

Always designate a sober driver.

If youíre impaired and donít have a designated driver, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation (if available).

If you are hosting a party, be aware of alcohol consumption.

And remember, friends donít let friends drive drunk. If you know someone who is about to drive while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to safely get where they are going.

If youíre going to drink, drink responsibly.

If you happen to see a drunk driver on the road, call 911.

Avoid road rage.

Enjoy the Holiday Season and all it has to offer.