Linda Dono The unofficial start of summertime also begins what some traffic-safety experts have dubbed the 100 deadliest days of summer, especially for teens. This year, the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day spans only 98 days.

But go back to the beginning of Memorial Day weekend and you’ll find five passengers, ages 16 to 21, who crawled out from an overcrowded SUV that overturned at around 8:45 p.m. PT Saturday in the San Francisco suburb of Sausalito, according to the California Highway Patrol,

The percentage of teens who drink and drive has decreased by more than half in the past 25 years, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

“The vast majority of young people who die in alcohol-related crashes are killed on Friday and Saturday evenings,” Scott Hadland of Boston University School of Medicine told Reuters last year

Negron-Clay was charged with felony driving under the influence, felony hit and run causing death or injury and driving without a license.

 

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