Don’t ruin New Year’s with a DWI
Chances are, between now and the start of the new year on Wednesday, we’ll each have an opportunity to exercise good judgment in connection to alcohol.
Whether for any specific individual that means abstaining, imbibing in small measure or engaging a designated driver to ensure safe transport, we all need to be thinking along these lines. The reason isn’t just because law enforcement agencies beef up patrols looking for drunk drivers, either. It’s because lives are on the line every time a drunk gets behind the wheel. We’ve seen harsh realities around drinking and driving in this county this year — the intoxicated manslaughter conviction of the man responsible for the death of a Waxahachie police officer last summer being high on the list.