Elk Valley RCMP are urging drivers to plan ahead for the holiday season.
Police are encouraging people to organize safe rides home if they plan to drink at Christmas parties.
They urge people to have a designated driver, take a taxi or just walk to the party if its nearby.
RCMP also say party hosts should monitor the serving of alcohol and make sure your guests can safely drive home.
Police throughout the East Kootenay will be conducting an increased number of road checks this month through their Holiday Counterattack program.
(Photo from the Kimberley RCMP / Facebook)
– From the Elk Valley RCMP