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“CALL FOR A RIDE. STAY ALIVE.” Drunk Driving Campaign Launch
Posted on 12/16/2020
“CALL FOR A RIDE. STAY ALIVE.” Drunk Driving Campaign Launch

Minden, Nevada- The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection, state agencies, local non-profits and businesses are coming together to launch a campaign aimed to help our community stay safer by providing server intervention training and ride alternatives to those who are drinking and need to get home.

Stateline is preparing for those who plan to visit the Lake Tahoe Basin this holiday season and is encouraging visitors to plan ahead to follow the safety precautions in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and the holiday season is a time of the year when drunk driving fatalities tend to increase.

“The holidays should be a celebration, not a tragic occasion from the death of a

loved one because of a drunk-driving crash,” said Fire Marshal Guevin. “Our emergency responders do an incredible job, but they can’t turn back time. That one second, the little amount, could lead to a fatal decision.”

Douglas County also currently supports the state campaign ‘Zero Fatalities’. In addition, this campaign is a regional-effort to encourage people to make it to your destination alive by

choosing safe ride alternatives, and utilizing education to those who serve alcohol. The campaign is also aimed at educating public facing workforce on when it is important to call law enforcement agencies for enforcement and public safety.

“The Sheriff’s Office has a zero-tolerance policy for driving intoxicated. We are commitment to keeping our roads free of drunk drivers so everyone can trust the roads are safe for them to get home,” said Sheriff Coverley. “One life is too many when are talking about impaired driving fatalities.”

 

Safe alternatives to driving impaired include:

- Designate a sober driver

- Plan to use public transportation, taxi, or a ride service

- If you are somewhere safe, stay the night or “sleep it off”

- If you see a drunk driver on the road, call 9-1-1

 

Remember, it is the most wonderful time of the year, but one poor decision to drink and drive could bring a devastating end to the holiday celebrations. Call for a ride this holiday season so you and others stay alive.

 

Follow @douglas_sheriff_nv and @tahoedouglasfire on social media to keep up with the campaigns. If businesses or local agencies would like campaign material, please contact Dreu Murin at dreu@dreumurin.com.

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