The Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse, Inc. is sponsoring a county-wide impaired driving prevention campaign from December 1, 2019, through January 2, 2020.
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.
The Calvert Board of County Commissioners asked 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, 2019, through January 2, 2020
It was further proclaimed by the Board of County Commissioners 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.
In conjunction with CAASA’s Driver Awareness Campaign, the BOCC recognized Trooper First Class (TFC) William Costello, TFC Thomas Davis, Deputy Branden Deleon, Deputy James Flynt, Trooper Aaron Fraser, Trooper Alvin Kelly, TFC Phillip Kaitz, Deputy Michael Lewis, Jr., Deputy Elizabeth Payne, Deputy Bruce Sampson and Deputy 1st Class Robert Shrawder for having the most DUI arrests for the period of Jan. 1, 2019 through Nov. 1, 2019 and for their efforts to curtail impaired driving on Calvert County roadways.
Congratulations for a job well done!
Margit Miller / Calvert Beacon