Drinking and driving is a dangerous combination seen time and time again on local roads. As summer approaches, the Texas Department of Transportation is kicking off a campaign asking drivers to get a summer pass, or a person appointed to stay sober.
So just how badly can a blood alcohol level of .17 affect your driving skills?
Department of Public Safety troopers came up with a rather sobering demonstration Monday at Kiii Studios, where reporter Bill Churchwell was put to the test.
The demonstration is part of a kickoff to a summer campaign aimed at preventing drinking and driving crashes. Officials are hoping that after people see what happens during the demonstration, they will think twice about getting behind the wheel drunk.
In 2011 there were 321 alcohol-related fatal crashes resulting in 362 deaths in the State of Texas between May and August.
So next time you're thinking about getting behind the wheel drunk, think about this demonstration.
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