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Annual "Lights On For Life" raises awareness of the dangers of drunk/drugged driving

Monroe County officials gathered Saturday morning for the annual “Lights on for Life" motorcade.

The event is held every year to honor victims and their families as well as raise awareness of the dangers of drugged driving and DWI.

It’s part of a national campaign in response to rising impaired driving rates. All month, drivers are encouraged to drive with the lights on in recognition of the dangers of impaired driving.

In 2016, over 2,540 people were arrested for impaired driving in Monroe County.

As of September 30th 2017, 1,852 people have been arrested. Officials say while there has been a decrease; the threat still merits the attention and strong reminder to not drink and drive.