Media Advisory: U.S. Transportation Secretary Slater to Help Launch Mobilization of Traffic Law Enforcement to Prevent Drunk, Drugged Driving
Topics: Rodney E. Slater
December 13, 2000
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 13, 2000
Contact: NHTSA, Kathryn Henry, (202) 366-9550
U.S. Transportation Secretary Rodney E. Slater at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, will join government and private sector partners in launching You Drink & Drive. You Lose. Enforcement Mobilization Weekend, a nationwide deployment of sobriety checkpoints and other law enforcement efforts to crack down on drunk driving during the Dec. 15-17 weekend. The crackdown is part of this year=s National Drunk and Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month.
WHO: U.S. Transportation Secretary Rodney E. Slater
Jim Hall, Acting Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board
John Moulden, President, National Commission Against Drunk Driving
Bruce Glasscock, President, International Association of Chiefs of Police
Millie I. Webb, National President, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
Dr. Sue Bailey, Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
WHAT: Launch of You Drink & Drive. You Lose. Enforcement Mobilization Weekend, a Dec. 15-17 nationwide crackdown on drunk and drugged driving as part of National Drunk and Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month.
WHEN: 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000
WHERE: 2ndDistrict Police Department
3320 Idaho Ave. N.W.
Notes for assignment editors: Parking is available across from the 2nd District Police Station. Tours of a high-tech mobile breathalyzer unit will be available and the 2nd District Law Enforcement will conduct a mock sobriety checkpoint.
A video news feed of the event, including B-roll and sound bites will be available Dec. 14, 2:00-2:30 p.m., Galaxy 3, Transponder 23, C-band and again on Dec. 15, 10-10:30 a.m., Telstar 5, Transponder 16, C-band.
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