Halloween falls on a Friday this year which means countless Connecticut residents young and old will be celebrating at costume parties over the weekend. If you are one of the many people who will celebrate with alcohol, it’s important to plan ahead to avoid a DUI, or worse, a drunk driving accident.
While it is Connecticut’s tough laws against drunk driving that discourages many people from driving impaired, the true reason people should not drive after having too much to drink is because a serious or fatal accident could result.
Drivers have an obvious duty to avoid drunk driving but party hosts also have a duty to prevent their guest from drunk driving. In fact, under Connecticut law, “social hosts” can be held liable for injuries caused by an intoxicated guest, and if the guest was under 21, the liability is even greater.
If you plan on celebrating with alcohol next weekend, consider these safety tips from State Farm insurance to prevent drunk driving:
For party hosts:
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