Laredo PD shares drinking and driving statistics

LAREDO,Texas(KGNS)- The holiday season is here and many Laredoans will be taking some time off to spend time with friends and family.

But sometimes alcohol is involved in holiday get-togethers, and that's why the Laredo Police Department is asking everyone not to drink and drive.

Laredo PD released stats for 2018 regarding vehicles and alcohol-related accidents.

There have been 24 fatal accidents in Laredo, 576 DWI arrests, 175 alcohol-related accidents, and 7 auto-pedestrian fatalities.

Laredo PD will be beefing up patrols on looking for drunk drivers so please keep these numbers in your mind over the holidays as you do not want to end up as a statistic.

Get a designated driver or use a ridesharing service, and don't drink and drive.