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TxDOT to Present "Drink. Drive. Go to Jail" at UT Tyler

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August 22, 2012

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769 or 903.539.7196 (cell)

August 22, 2012

The University of Texas at Tyler will be one of 10 sites for an effort to curb drunk drivers during the Labor Day holiday.

A simulated jail will be set up at 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22 in front of the UT Tyler Herrington Patriot Center. Participants will get an idea of what they would experience if they drink and drive and are arrested.

The Texas Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have coordinated the Labor Day nationwide impaired driving crackdown, and TxDOT leads the local “Drink. Drive. Go to Jail.” campaign.

A press conference will be held at 10 a.m. featuring speakers from law enforcement, TxDOT and Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

For more information, contact Wanda Ealey of TxDOT, 903.510.9225 or wanda.ealey@txdot.gov.