Drunk Driving Related Deaths Down in 2014

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Drunk driving deaths are down, and federal leaders want to see that trend continue.

Department of Transportation Secretary and former Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx kicked off the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” holiday crackdown Tuesday.

“Last December saw the fewest drunk driving deaths of any December in more than 30 years,” said Foxx.

The new data shows that drunk driving deaths declined by 2.5 percent in 2013.  Even with the decrease, more than 10,000 people died in drunk driving crashes last year.