Joe's Viewpoint: Don't drink and drive drunk, buzzed - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Joe's Viewpoint: Don't drink and drive drunk, buzzed

Joe Sciortino Joe Sciortino
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

My message is very simple this week: Don’t drink and drive and don’t drive buzzed. Once again this year, TV stations around the country, including WDAM have joined together to support Project Roadblock in an effort to remind our viewers on-air and on-line to not drink and drive.

Since the project first started in 2004, there has been, on average, a 40% decline in drunk driving deaths per day over the Christmas holiday season and a 28% decline per day over the New Year’s. We believe that better awareness has definitely played a role.

Your decision and plans related to drinking and driving begin when you leave your home or place of business. That is the time when you need to think of a designated driver and make a decision about drinking and driving.

If you do find that you have had too much to drink, then catch a ride, call a friend or relative and let them take you home. Don’t endanger your life or someone else’s because you didn’t take the time to think.

So be safe and always, always drink responsibly.

Copyright WDAM 2015. All rights reserved. 

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • breaking

    Suspect killed, 2 in custody after Hub City home invasion

    Suspect killed, 2 in custody after Hub City home invasion

    Monday, September 25 2017 2:23 AM EDT2017-09-25 06:23:41 GMT
    Suspect shot in apparent home invasion on Orange Street in downtown Hattiesburg.Suspect shot in apparent home invasion on Orange Street in downtown Hattiesburg.

    The suspect in a home invasion in the Hub City died from his injures, and two others are in custody. 

    More >>

    The suspect in a home invasion in the Hub City died from his injures, and two others are in custody. 

    More >>
  • Xavier "PawPaw" Thigpen leads USM's "Bald-headed Bandits"

    Xavier "PawPaw" Thigpen leads USM's "Bald-headed Bandits"

  • Xavier "PawPaw" Thigpen leads USM's "Bald-headed Bandits"

    Xavier "PawPaw" Thigpen leads USM's "Bald-headed Bandits"

    Monday, September 25 2017 1:10 AM EDT2017-09-25 05:10:47 GMT
    USM senior defensive end Xavier "PawPaw" Thigpen. Courtesy: WDAMUSM senior defensive end Xavier "PawPaw" Thigpen. Courtesy: WDAM

    On a wet Saturday night in September 2016, Xavier Thigpen feasted. A season-high four tackles-for-loss against Troy, the most by a Golden Eagle since Cleveland Brown Jamie Collins recorded the same in 2012. Thigpen has continued his tenacious play through three games of 2017: Nine tackles, one sack and a fumble recovery to the end zone so far. This season will be the last ride for "PawPaw" Thigpen.

    More >>

    On a wet Saturday night in September 2016, Xavier Thigpen feasted. A season-high four tackles-for-loss against Troy, the most by a Golden Eagle since Cleveland Brown Jamie Collins recorded the same in 2012. Thigpen has continued his tenacious play through three games of 2017: Nine tackles, one sack and a fumble recovery to the end zone so far. This season will be the last ride for "PawPaw" Thigpen.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly