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NYE revelers urged to get home safe

So far this year 184 people have died on Montana Roadways
Posted at 7:16 PM, Dec 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-31 21:16:45-05

BILLINGS — So far this year 184 people have died on Montana Roadways.

That new report also shows that Montana and Wyoming lead the nation for drunk driving deaths, and reveals that more than 40 percent of Americans drink too much on New Year's eve.

Law Enforcement reminds people to always have a designated driver, or simply call a taxi or car service to make it home safe.

Yellowstone County Sheriff's Department Sergeant Robert Lester said, "It's the culture that we have here in Montana, it's a drinking culture. Go to Cat and Griz, what do you see at Cat/Griz? Drinking culture. I am not a prohibitionist, I am not saying to quit drinking. It is just that decision making abilities get impaired when you drink and people drive. They still do they think they are fine."

Sergeant Lester said to call family or friends to get a safe ride or even go the old fashion heel-toe express way, and walk yourself home."