Nightly News   |  June 10, 2013

Designated drivers not so sober after all

A new study finds that 40 percent of “designated drivers” drink before driving and nearly 20 percent say they drink so much it significantly impairs their ability to drive. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

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>>> designated drivers are supposed to be the ones that ay ay from the alcohol and get everyone home safely. 40% of designated drivers drink. and 20% drink so much it significantly impairs their ability to drive. often times a designated driver is chosen because they are the least drunk the most or think they have previously driven drunk just fine.