YORK COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — Some of the worst news that happens this time of year, starts with holiday celebrations.

That’s why December is National Drunk and Drug-Impaired Driving Prevention Month. York County Commissioners proclaimed that locally on Wednesday morning. The parents of a man whose life was cut short by a drunk driver said it starts with parties and alcohol or drugs.

“And when there’s no consideration given for trying to find a safe way home, these tragedies occur,” Elaine Miller said.

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Leaders are increasingly emphasizing that even as marijuana becomes legal for some people to use, driving under the influence of it is illegal, just like drunk driving.