Wednesday, September 11, 2013

That Time Again - DUI Check Lane

The Overland Park Police Department and several other Kansas police agencies will be conducting a DUI Check Lane on Friday, September 13th.  This task is being conducted with the goal to reduce alcohol related auto accidents and discourage impaired driving within our communities. 

 If you're going to drink...

·        Designate a driver.

·        Call a cab.

·        Stay at your home or hotel.

·        Call a friend or family member.

DUI Takes Its Toll...

·        50 percent of Americans will be involved in an alcohol-involved traffic collision in his or her lifetime.

·        Nearly 23,000 people are killed every year in alcohol-related traffic collisions.

·        One life is lost every 22 minutes in an alcohol-related traffic collision.

Make the right decision for yourself and the many innocent people on the roadways so you won't have to do what 22 year-old Matthew Cordle did after killing a man in Ohio. The dramatic video  below is his confession after he drove drunk on June 22nd, 2013, and killed 62 year-old Vincent Canzani, while going the wrong way on the highway.
Watch the video and read more about this tragic event here: