Don’t drink and drive this Mardi Gras season

Don’t let Fat Tuesday turn into sorry Wednesday. That’s what Biloxi police are urging drivers as Mardi Gras season kicks off this week.

Biloxi police will be holding random checkpoints throughout the city over the holiday season. These checkpoints are to ensure that everyone is driving sober with all of the balls and parades that will be happening.

They will not only be checking for sobriety, but also if you have a valid driver’s license and are wearing your seat belt.

News 25 spoke with Major Chris De Back of Biloxi police and he says they want everyone to enjoy Mardi Gras, but while making safe decisions. “During different events, you have the Mardi Gras balls and parades and everything else. People are certainly out there and enjoying themselves and they partake in alcoholic beverages. We’re just asking that they either have a designated driver, call a cab, you know be safe and responsible. That’s what these checkpoints are for to keep everybody safe and make sure everybody has a good time doing it.”

Make sure to have a designated driver, call a cab, Uber or Lyft, but make sure if you are not sober you do not get behind the wheel.

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