Montana Department of Transportation Urges People to Drive Sober 4th of July

HAVRE, Mont. (NMB) – The Montana Department of Transportation is reminding drivers to be safe this Independence Day and to drive sober.

Sergeant Kevin Corner said, “there is no excuse for driving while impaired. It’s every driver’s responsibility to be sober and take traffic safety seriously – for themselves, their friends and family and everyone else on the road.”

In Montana, impaired driving accidents are the highest between June and September amounting to 50 percent of all fatal accidents statewide.

So, this year remember It is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher.

Consequences of drunk driving include having your driver’s license revoked, up to $10,000 in fines, and possible jail time.

This fourth of July, law enforcement will be increased in Hill County. So, keep your friends and family safe by planning ahead and thinking twice before you drive under the influence.

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