Drunk-driving soars in the pre-Christmas period

CAE Use of English Part 1: Multiple Choice Exercise 3

For questions 1-8, read the text below and decide which answer (A, B, C or D) best fits each gap.
There is an example at the beginning: (0) A otherwise , B instead, C despite, D although

Drunk-driving soars in the pre-Christmas period

Four million motorists will drink and drive over the festive period (0) C despite high-profile campaigns (1)...... them against it, new research suggests. The research, by a national car insurance company also (2)...... alarming ignorance of the effects of alcohol. Three million believe leaving the windows open while they drive will help them sober up and at least 600,000 think that chewing gum will foil a breath test. One million car drivers actually admitted they would climb behind the wheel this Christmas even if they were over the limit, with many thinking this is okay if they can walk straight. More than thirteen million people have been in a car with a driver they (3)....... of having drunk too much, but just two million have taken the keys and driven themselves.
Of the four million who will drink and drive over the festive period, almost half of these admit it's because they don't want to pay for taxis or can't be (4)...... to wait in the cold for public transport. A spokeswoman for the insurance company said: "Drivers should seriously (5)...... the need to take the car before heading out for a Christmas drink. lf they do end up drinking alcohol and have the car with them, they must find an alternative mode of transport to get home."
The research showed 500,000 drivers will hit the road (6)........ of how much alcohol they have (7)....... . A further 100,000 drivers will (8)....... off home after downing between four and five pints of beer, despite the fact that they have experienced some kind of accident while driving under the influence of alcohol.