DWI Prevention Advocates, Law Enforcement, and DWI Victims’ Friends and Family Will March at State Capitol to Honor Lives Lost to Impaired Driving

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What: AAA Texas will hold a silent DWI March for Change to remember people killed as result of impaired driving and to raise awareness about the deadly consequences of drunk and drugged driving.

 

Why: According to the Texas Department of Transportation, in 2015, there were 23,999 DUI-alcohol-related traffic crashes in the state that resulted in 884 fatalities and 2,127 serious injuries.

 

Who:  Attendance is open to everyone. Press conference prior to the march will include the following speakers:

 

  • Doug Shupe/AAA Texas
  • Chief Art Acevedo/Austin Police Department
  • Gloria Souhami/Travis County Underage Drinking Prevention Program
  • Rebecca Brady/Cedar Creek High School Student Council President
  • Jaime Gutierrez/MADD Texas Executive Director
  • Two mothers who lost children as a result of impaired driving

 

When:  Friday, April 22 at 10 a.m. Please arrive early as parking is limited. Free parking available at Capitol Visitors Garage at 1201 San Jacinto Boulevard.

 

Where:  South steps of the Texas State Capitol.

 

As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 56 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.

 

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