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State Police warn of dangers on the road during the holiday

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Save somebody's life...  don't drink and drive!

That's the message Rhode Island law enforcement is trying to get out this holiday season.

The Rhode Island State Police are cracking down on impaired driving over the holidays, participating in two national campaigns: drive sober or get pulled over and the holiday lifesaver weekend.

State Police created a "wet lab" to demonstrate to just how dangerous is it to get behind the wheel while drunk.

"I started drinking and driving at 9:30 and I finished at 11.  It's now 1:30 and I'm still .05, failed the sobriety test and I'm surprised at how impaired I still am," said Nancy DeNuccio.

State Police will be adding extra patrols on the streets until after the new year.

Another concern this holiday season is texting.

Using a cell phone while driving, delays your reaction time as much as having a .08 blood alcohol level.

ABC6 and Courtesy Auto Group have joined forces to get the word out about "No Texts, No Wrecks."

We'd like you to take the pledge.

Send us your story about texting and driving.

Each month, one person who likes us on our "no text no wrecks" Facebook page will be awarded gift certificates to area attractions!

Visit ABC6 dot com for details.

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