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Lori Martin: May this trend continue

Lori Martin

Celebrations appear to be similar to pre-pandemic years, and some people continue to drive drunk. Thirty years ago, when I was 16, I was hit by a drunken driver. I suffer daily.

Look at these statistics for California: Records show 35 people were killed and 979 were arrested for drunken driving on Memorial Day weekend in 2021. In 2022, 15 were killed and 891 people were arrested.

Take note that arresting and killing from drunken driving was lower in 2022 than 2021 for Memorial Day weekend. Hoping this trend continues.

Go to Pioneer Park for a picnic and recreational sports. Freedom does not come from breaking laws. A little drinking may be too much. You never know. Have a sober driver to drive you home. Don’t risk it.

Lori Martin



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