The Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse, Inc. (CAASA) is sponsoring a county-wide impaired driving prevention campaign from December 1, 2018, through January 2, 2019.
The loss of life due to impaired driving is completely preventable. The “Designated Driver Campaign” provides a unique opportunity for Calvert County restaurants, clubs, bars, and civic/service organizations to join forces with Calvert County residents in promoting cooperative, impaired driving prevention efforts.
It is essential that all Calvert County citizens be aware of the importance of prevention programs and the impact their participation can have on reducing impaired driving crashes in Calvert County.
CAASA awarded the top five officers from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and the top five troopers from the Maryland State Police Barracks’” in Prince Frederick, for having removed the most “under the influence” drivers from the roadways. From the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Will Freeland, Deputy Stephen Bowlan, Deputy Robert Shrawder, Deputy Andrew Ridgley and Deputy Brandon Deleon-Suero, and from the Maryland State Police Barrack “U” TFC Robert Backus, TFC William Costello, TFC Phillip Kaitz, TFC Shawn Matthews and TFC Jeffrey Palumbo.
The Calvert Board of County Commissioners proclaimed that all area restaurants, clubs, bars, civic/service organizations, and the citizens of Calvert County join the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse, Inc., Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, and Maryland State Police — Barrack “U” in supporting the “Designated Driver Campaign” from December 1, 2018, through January 2, 2019. The commissioners further proclaimed that all Calvert County citizens are urged to choose a designated driver for any upcoming holiday parties they may attend and not provide alcohol to those under the age of 21.
Margit Miller / Calvert Beacon