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28Dec, 2020

As a “Safety Net” Needed Even During a Pandemic, Nonprofit Offering Free New Year’s Eve Lyft Rides to Prevent Drunk Driving

December 28th, 2020|

As a “Safety Net” Needed Even During a Pandemic, Nonprofit Offering Free New Year’s Eve Lyft Rides to Prevent Drunk Driving MORE THAN A THIRD (39%) OF U.S. HIGHWAY DEATHS DURING NEW YEAR’S INVOLVE DRUNK DRIVERS Washington, DC, December 28—While stating unequivocally that it preferred that people not go out on New Year’s Eve during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, a local nonprofit organization today announced that – as a “necessary safety net” to this week’s high-risk, high-alcohol consumption holiday -- free safe rides will be offered to would-be drunk drivers [...]

21Dec, 2020

Virginia Revs Up Statewide Checkpoint Strikeforce Campaign to Bring Impaired Driving to a Standstill This Holiday Season

December 21st, 2020|

Virginia Revs Up Statewide Checkpoint Strikeforce Campaign to Bring Impaired Driving to a Standstill This Holiday Season Alcohol-related traffic fatalities in the Commonwealth surpass previous year despite reduced traffic amid pandemic Richmond, Va.—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that the Commonwealth’s 19th annual Checkpoint Strikeforce campaign and enforcement effort is ramping up on Virginia’s roads this holiday travel season to help curb alcohol-related traffic fatalities. According to figures from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), 253 individuals died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes on Virginia’s roadways through December 8, 2020, compared to [...]

11Dec, 2020

Greater Washington Law Enforcement Lauded for Fight Against Drunk Driving

December 11th, 2020|

23rd ANNUAL EVENT HONORS LOCAL POLICE IN FIGHT AGAINST DUI *** VIDEO OF TODAY’S VIRTUAL CEREMONY VIEWABLE AT https://youtu.be/o6Bs9JsUZak *** Washington, DC, Dec. 11 – Eighteen (18) Washington-metropolitan area police officers were cited today for their “outstanding commitment in the fight against drunk driving in Greater Washington” and presented with the area’s 23rd-annual “Law Enforcement Awards of Excellence for Impaired Driving Prevention.” Bestowed this morning, virtually, due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) presented its 2020 Law Enforcement Awards to: • Officer Anggelo Suarez [...]

23Oct, 2020

WRAP Commemorates 38th Year in Fighting Drunk Driving and Underage Drinking

October 23rd, 2020|

Greater Washington Individuals and Organizations Lauded for Their Community Service Washington, DC, October 23 – The nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) commemorated its 38th year fighting drunk driving and underage drinking today via the organization’s 2020 Annual Meeting and WRAPPY Awards ceremony conducted virtually due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. During today’s online Annual Meeting, WRAP bestowed the following honors: 2020 COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP AWARD AAA Mid-Atlantic GEICO Glory Days Grill Inova Health System Lyft Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington WTOP News 2020 LAW ENFORCEMENT AWARD [...]

30Sep, 2020

Greater Washington Halloween SoberRide Campaign Suspended Due to Continuing COVID-19 Concerns

September 30th, 2020|

Greater Washington Halloween SoberRide Campaign Suspended due to Continuing COVID-19 Concerns Washington, D.C., Sept. 30 – With Greater Washington localities still in the early to middle phases of easing public health restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) announced today the suspension of its 2020 Halloween SoberRide® campaign. WRAP, the organization conducting the region’s free safe ride service to prevent drunk driving, had similarly suspended its 2020 St. Patrick’s Day, Cinco de Mayo and Independence Day SoberRide® campaigns earlier this year. The charity also [...]

26Aug, 2020

Commonwealth of Virginia Launches 19th Annual Checkpoint Strikeforce DUI Enforcement and Outreach Campaign

August 26th, 2020|

Commonwealth of Virginia Launches 19th Annual Checkpoint Strikeforce DUI Enforcement and Outreach Campaign New data shows that more than half of men in Virginia ages 21-35 have driven after having a few drinks or been driven by someone who had a few drinks. Richmond, Va. – Today marks the launch of Virginia’s 19th annual Checkpoint Strikeforce DUI enforcement and public education campaign in Virginia. The enforcement will take place from August 26th through Labor Day weekend and resume periodically through key moments like Halloween, Thanksgiving, and New Year’s Eve. “2020 [...]

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