Football, drinking, and driving: a dangerous mix - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

October 10, 2014 9:22 PM

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Football, drinking, and driving: a dangerous mix - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

TYLER (KYTX)-We all know how important football is here in Texas, but did you know that on game days alcohol related crashes rise in the state?Whether you are heading to Dallas for Texas vs. OU, or watching your team at home, law enforcement officers want you to have a game plan that includes a sober ride home.

There were more than seventeen hundred alcohol related crashes in 2013 when a Texas college or pro team was playing. That's a seven percent increase from 2012, so before you leave a bar after drinking, make sure having a sober driver is part of your game day ritual.

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