The State Patrol is urging Independence Day partiers to plan ahead for a sober ride.

4th of July is traditionally one of our worst holidays for drunk driving, so we end up seeing an uptick in the number of drivers that will be arrested, and then if you look at it on average, 471 drivers will be arrested and eight motorists will be seriously injured in alcohol-related crashes

State Patrol Lieutenant Gordon Shank says roughly four people are arrested per hour during the 4th of July holiday.