The 8th Annual Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest will take place on Oct. 2 and 3, 2015, at The Market Common.
During the month of December, employers from one side of the country to the next hold holiday parties to show employees their appreciation. While there is nothing wrong with this as it can be good fun for everybody involved, here is something to remember: It is no excuse for drinking and driving.
Even if you are 100 percent sober, even if you have never taken a drink of alcohol in your life, you can still be involved in a drunk driving accident. It only takes one other drunk driver to cause an accident that results in serious injury or even death.
Drunk driving puts everyone at risk on the road. Driving under the influence of alcohol impairs your ability to safely operate a vehicle. As your blood alcohol content rises, your speech, vision, physical control and reaction time. This will affect your driving abilities and can lead to a car accident.
Larger states like Texas, California and Florida have more drunk driving fatalities because the populations in those states are larger. However, when you take into consider the number of DUI fatalities in proportion to population, South Carolina has the highest rate of impaired-driving deaths.
In a story that has received national attention, a repeat DWI offender was sentenced to 50 years in prison for causing an accident that killed a 2-year-old child.
Driving a motor vehicle can be dangerous when a person is sober. If you add alcohol into the equation, things can quickly take a turn for the worse.