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The holiday season is a time to get together with your friends and family and sometimes that involves celebrating with libations. It is important to remember that drinking and driving is against the law and can put you and the people around you in harms way. Missoula Police Department traffic Sgt. Greg Amundsen offers these alternatives to getting behind the wheel drunk..

A report released by Mothers Against Drunk Driving states that impaired-driving related deaths surge during the winter holiday season, with alcohol responsible for fifty two percent of fatal crashes on Christmas, and fifty seven percent on New Year’s — the average rate is just over forty percent throughout the year.