HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - It's a claim you hear a lot - Fourth of July is the worst holiday for deadly drunk driving crashes. But is it true? Our fact-checkers got the numbers.
- In terms of deadly crashes in Harris County, July 4th is in the middle of the pack
- Last year, there were three alcohol-related fatalities - the same number as Christmas and Memorial Day.
- The deadliest holidays last year were actually Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve, when there were four deaths attributed to alcohol-related crashes.
We can verify that July 4th is not the deadliest holiday in Harris County but there is never a day where it's a smart idea to drink and drive.
Texas Department of Transportation