DALLAS (KDAF) — The Texas Department of Transportation has announced that it will begin its Holiday Anti-Drunk Driving campaign ahead of the holiday season this year.

Department officials say there were more than 48,000 traffic collisions during the holiday season, of which, almost a quarter of them were DUI-related. 98 people were killed and 236 people were seriously injured in DUI-related accidents.

This campaign will encourage drivers to find a sober ride if they have been drinking at all, using the story of Erin Crawford-Bowers.

Erin grew up without her parents as both were tragically killed in a DUI-related crash when their vehicle was struck by a drunk driver back in 1985.

TxDOT will also host events across the state with stories of people affected by drunk driving-related crashes.

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