Last year, more than 13 thousand people died in drinking-related crashes. Lubbock Police say they're putting out more patrols for the holidays...and so is the Department of Transportation.
They all met this morning with the Injury Prevention Coalition to raise awareness on the nationwide problem. Karen Slay with the coalition says they met at the cemetery this morning, because it's a true reminder of the worst consequence from drinking and driving.
"This is the ultimate price that some people have paid for drunk driving, whether they were the drunk driver or they were hit by a drunk driver, the cemetery is full of people who thought it wouldn't happen to them."
Friday is the national Lights-on for Life. And they're asking folks to put-on your porch lights and car headlights all day, to remember those lost in alcohol-related crashes.