Drink and Drive on the 5th of May. Be in Jail by the 6th of May.
Cinco de Mayo a time to celebrate…safely!
This Saturday, May 5th, is Cinco de Mayo, and many will choose to celebrate with margaritas, beer, or tequila shots. However, if you’ve been drinking to celebrate this day, trying to drive home will be risky – for you and others. And the consequences will be high if you are caught driving while intoxicated.
If you choose to drink, designate a sober driver ahead of time, call a cab, use public transportation, stay put, or call a friend or family member for a ride. Texas AgriLife Extension Service agent Lexie McGrane reminds drivers that the risks of driving impaired are not worth it.
Drinking and driving on Cinco de Mayo is a real problem in Texas and across the nation. Impaired drivers can kill or injure themselves and others – sometimes their own friends or family. The consequences and costs are significant if you are caught driving while intoxicated – costing you $17,000 or more.
On this Cinco de Mayo, don’t drink and drive. If you see a suspected drunk driver, report it to law enforcement. Make sure this traditional Texas celebration does not turn into a tragedy. You don’t want to miss seeing the 6th of May!