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MADD reminding people about impaired driving this holiday season

The Holiday season is quickly approaching and so are holiday parties. Mothers Against Drunk Driving in Grande Prairie wants to remind people about the options for a safe ride home. Community Leader Tia Marsten says some of those options include a taxi or designated driver.

“We want to encourage everyone to be safe. If you’re consuming alcohol or drugs, know that your driving ability and skills are affected. Plan ahead for a safe and sober ride home. Get a cab, public transportation, a designated driver or plan to stay the night.”

Marsten is new to MADD just having joined the group in April. She took over this role on November 1st. Marsten is also in law enforcement and says she has seen first hand the impact drunk driving can have on a family.

“I have family members who have died in impaired-related crashes. One death is too many when it comes to impaired driving so if I can save even just that one person… If I can make that one person change their mind about doing that then perfect.”

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Marsten also wants to remind people that these injuries and deaths are preventable. To report an impaired driver, call 911.

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