MEDIA ADVISORY: "FANS DON'T LET FANS DRIVE DRUNK" PRE-SUPER BOWL WEEKEND DUII AWARENESS EVENT IN EUGENE
Posted: January 28th, 2010 10:58 AM
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The Oregon Governor's Advisory Committee on DUII, in partnership with the Oregon State Police, Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police, Oregon State Sheriff's Association and the Oregon Department of Transportation, announces that police officers statewide will be intensifying efforts Super Bowl Sunday, February 7th, as part of the national "Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk" campaign. To kick off the state's participation, traffic safety partners will hold an alcohol impairment awareness demonstration in Eugene. The goal: raise awareness about the importance of driving sober so we can save lives.
February 2, 2010
12 noon – 4:00 p.m.
10:00 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
Lane Events Center (Fairgrounds)
796 W. 13th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon 97402
(Link to map & directions: http://www.laneeventscenter.org/maps.html)
In what is called the "Super Bowl HVE Media-wet lab", volunteers will consume various amounts of alcohol and will be tested by police officers to demonstrate the intoxicating effects of alcohol and how these effects relate to driving. The field sobriety tests to be demonstrated at the event will include the horizontal gaze nystagmus eye test, the walk and turn test, and the one-leg stand test.
Several individuals will be present at the DUII awareness event to discuss some of the impaired driving legislation passed during the last session. Key area law enforcement personnel will also be present to discuss their agencies' special enforcement activities.
Related information and two OSP in-car videos of DUII drivers will be made available to media for use following the event.
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