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Enjoy Safe Holidays With These Keep the Party Off the Road Tips Keep the Party Off the Road: „ According to the National be signifcant. Drunk-driving „ If you will be drinking, do not Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Highway Traffc Safety violators often face jail time, plan on driving. Plan ahead; Administration, 32,367 people the loss of their driver licenses, designate a sober driver before Drunk driving is a killer on the were killed in motor vehicle higher insurance rates, and dozens the party begins. roads all year round, but data shows traffc crashes in 2011, and 31 of other unanticipated expenses that the tradition of celebrating percent (9,878) of those fatalities ranging from attorney fees, court „ If you have been drinking, do not the holidays with alcohol leads to occurred in drunk-driving-related costs, car towing and repairs, and drive. Call a taxi, phone a sober an increase of traffc crashes and crashes. lost wages due to time off from friend or family member, or use resulting deaths and injuries. work. public transportation. „ Drinking and driving endangers „ From Dec. 13, 2013, through yourself, your passengers, and „ Refusing to take a breath test „ Be responsible. If someone you know is drinking, do not let that Jan. 1, 2014, state and local law those on the road around you. in many jurisdictions results person get behind the wheel. enforcement will be out in force Whether you’ve had one or one in immediate arrest, the loss of cracking down on drunk drivers. too many, always hand the keys your driver’s license on the spot „ If you see an impaired driver to a sober driver. and the impoundment of your on the road, contact law „ Nationwide, the holiday season vehicle. Also, there’s the added enforcement. Your actions may is a particularly deadly time due The Consequences of Driving embarrassment, humiliation, and save someone’s life, and inaction to the high number of drunk Drunk Are Deadly Serious consequences of telling family, could cost a life. drivers on the roads. In 2011, 760 „ Driving while impaired is a crime friends and employers of your people lost their lives as a result that seriously risks your safety arrest. of drunk-driving-related crashes and the safety of those around Remember during the month of December. you. Whether you have had one Plan Ahead and Never Drink and Drive too many or are way over the Drive Sober or Get Pulled „ During the Decembers from 2007 Over to 2011 there were 4,169 people limit, drunk driving is not worth „ Even one drink can impair your killed in crashes that involved causing a traffc crash, serious judgment and increase the risk For more information, visit drivers with a blood alcohol injury, or worse—death. of getting arrested for driving concentrations of .08 grams per „ The legal and fnancial costs drunk—or worse, the risk of deciliter or higher. of driving while impaired can having a crash while driving. Emergency Management Plan Emergency Information Phone Line 1-866-623-8883 When do I call the Emergency Phone Line? Any time you are concerned about adverse weather, power outages or other emergency situations. For power outages call: Grays Harbor PUD : 1-888-541-5923 Thurston County PSE 1-888-225-5773 If your interested in learning more about the emergency management plan. We are looking for more volunteers to assist in case of an emergency. Please contact Calvin Bray, Emergency Management Coordinator or Ralph Wyman, Director of Public Safety at 360-273-7051 or stop by the Public Safety Building. Early Warning System Link Chehalis Tribal Check out the link on our website Emergency Click on Resources and follow the directions to the Operation Center gives Early Warning System Link. This link provides current updates on Emergencies and up-to-date information. through Facebook. Page 6   
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