Due to that, AAA had a mission this weekend to keep that fear from happening with a FREE program called, "Tow to Go".
St. Patrick's Day falls on Saturday this year, and AAA officials say they're expecting to see much more drivers on the roadways.
"Have a plan to get home if you know you will be drinking".
During the St. Patrick's Day holiday from 2012 to 2016, the number of drunk driving deaths was 10 percent higher than the national rate, according to OHSO. However, they said it should be used as a last resort. Anyone can use the service, regardless of AAA membership status.
ENDUI teams will be out this weekend, said Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Allan Young, an impaired driving liaison with Oklahoma Highway Safety Office.
"It's not just your life you're protecting", he said. Officers throughout the city will be closely watching for impaired and/or aggressive motorists.
"St. Patrick's Day is the unofficial kickoff to spring and spring break celebrations", said Tennessee Highway Patrol Col. Tracy Trott. Our enforcement efforts will focus on traffic violations that are hazardous. These actions endanger yourself as well as others.
According to AAA, St. Patrick's Day has become the most risky holiday on Oklahoma roads in recent years.