Enjoy Christmas celebrations responsibly in the Sault


Christmas and New Years in the Sault are only days away and with it comes the opportunity to spend time with friends and family.   For most this is a time of well-being and merriment, taking the time to enjoy the company of our loved ones.

  However, for many it’s tempting to drive home from these celebrations after a couple of alcoholic drinks.

Please enjoy yourself responsibly, and if you drink, don’t drive.  Even one drink can affect judgement and reaction time.  Mixed with road conditions and fatigue from the production of Christmas itself, it creates a dangerous combination on the roads.  

The ramifications of drinking and driving go further than just affecting the lives and safety of others.  Having a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) over 0.08 or refusing to comply with a demand for breathalyzer test by a police officer can result in your vehicle being impounded.  Auto insurance rates will skyrocket with a driving under the influence charge being present on your drivers abstract.  Criminal convictions resulting from driving while intoxicated can follow you for the rest of your life, greatly restricting travel and career opportunities.

Please think ahead when planning your visits and Christmas celebrations.  Enjoy your time responsibly by having a designated driver, a local taxi number on your cell phone, or just spending the night if you’re planning on drinking.  Sault families safety should alawys be everyone’s first priority.

Here is a list of taxis to take you home safely:

Checker Cab – (705) 942-3600
Yellow Cab – (705) 942-0005
Union Cab – (705) 946-1300
Eazy Cab – (705) 256-2222

Also, you can utilize a driver service to get you and your car home:

Driverseat Canada – Sault Ste. Marie – 705-998-2614 ([email protected])


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Craig Huckerby is a seasoned broadcast and media professional with over 43 years in local media. Starting in television, Craig became known as "the weather guy" on local television before pioneering internet media in the Sault. Craig is credited for bringing local television back to the Sault via the internet in 2003 with LTVNEWS.COM and was instrumental in launching SooNews.ca and Local2.ca. Craig is happy to be part of the Sault's newest media team of ONNtv and SaultOnline.com. Craig has also won numerous International Film awards for director of the documentary, "Was I Next?, The Sean Cribbin Story"