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Media Invitation: "Fan's Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk" Pre-Super Bowl DUII Awareness Demonstration
01/31/2011
David Beatty
Traffic Safety Training Coordinator
Oregon DPSST
(503) 378-8742
 
Sergeant Mike Iwai
Oregon State Police
Oregon DECP Coordinator
(503) 934-0267

(NOTE: Media interested in coming are asked to contact David Beatty before Wednesday morning)
 
Several organizations are partnering together Wednesday in Keizer for a "Super Bowl High Visibility Enforcement" (HVE) Media-wet lab event to help raise awareness about the importance of driving sober so we can save lives during Super Bowl weekend, February 5 – 9, 2011. The event, consisting of volunteer drinkers tested by police officers to demonstrate the intoxicating effects of alcohol to driving, kicks off Oregon's intensified enforcement efforts associated with the national "Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk" campaign.
 
The awareness event that will held at the Keizer Civic Center invites media representatives to come between noon and 4:30 p.m. for interviews, field sobriety test demonstrations, and breath testing of volunteer drinkers. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is also using this opportunity to record the workshop for an "alcohol server" educational video.
 
Football fans are reminded that if your Super Bowl celebration includes alcohol, make the right decision before kickoff and always have a designated driver.
 
"Every driver needs to make the right call for Super Bowl and every day of the year," said David Beatty, Department of Public Safety Standards and Training Traffic Safety Training Coordinator. "We hope that the visual reminders through the HVE wet lab event will help people make the right decision to keep this year's celebration extra special – and extra safe."
 
When:
Wednesday, February 2, 2011, 12 noon – 4:30 p.m.
9:30 a.m. – Event kickoff/Briefing with volunteer drinkers
12 noon – Media briefing and interviews with invited guests and law enforcement representatives
1:00 p.m. – Field sobriety demonstrations
3:00 p.m. – Final breath tests and event wrap-up
 

Where:
Keizer Civic Center
930 Chemawa Road NE
Keizer, Oregon