Iris I Gorlick is a bail agent at 8-Ball Bail Bonds in downtown Las Vegas and Escape Bail Bonds in North Las Vegas -- posting bail to help people get out of jail. According to Gorlick, 37 percent of her business involves those arrested for DUIs and she sees a lot of activity on New Year's. Many drive while intoxicated on New Year's and during the holiday season. And arrests don't just happen on the Las Vegas Strip. "Many of the people we see tell us they were just blocks from home when they were pulled over," said Gorlick. According to Nevada's Zero Fatalities program, the holidays are an especially deadly time on the state's roadways. Nationally, someone dies every 51 minutes in a drunk-driving crash. Zero Fatalities reports that the cost of a DUI is at least $10,000 when attorney's fees and associated court costs are considered, Gorlick said. A 25-year-old Clark County man was sentenced to between 24 and 80 years behind bars because he decided to get behind the wheel while impaired, killing four innocent bystanders As part of its community service, 8-Ball Bail Bonds is sponsoring a healthy New Year's Eve event with EcoFit Method's Noelle Joye at Body Heat Yoga. The beneficiary is Mariah's House, a non profit helping victims who have been commercially exploited in the valley. "I am so incredibly grateful to 8-Ball Bail Bonds for helping Mariah's House assist women and girls in southern Nevada," said Kathlyn Jaramillo, founder of Mariah's House and CEO of Defining Women. 8-Ball Bail Bonds also organized a toy drive this year.
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