THANKSGIVING WEEKEND IS ONE OF THE BUSIEST TRAVEL
TIME OF THE YEAR.
AND IT JUST GOT BUSIER WITH THE BIG APPLE CUP GAME
THE WASHINGTON STATE PATROL IS GEARING UP WITH EXTRA
TROOPERS ON THE ROADWAYS.
GOOD EVENING AND THANKS FOR JOINING US I'M NADINE
IN OUR REGION, WSP WILL HAVE 10 EXTRA TROOPERS ON
PATROL, WITH AN EMPHASIS ON HIGHWAYS LEADING TO PULLMAN,
AS MORE THAN 35-THOUSAND PEOPLE WILL HEAD TO THE APPLE
THEY'LL BE LOOKING OUT FOR IMPAIRED, AGGRESSIVE AND
AND PEOPLE AFFECTED BY WINTER WEATHER.
SGT FEHLER SAYS MORE THAN ANYTHING THIS WEEK, TAKE
YOUR TIME, BE PREPARED, AND PLAN FOR THE UNEXPECTED.
AS THE HOLIDAYS APPROACH AND IT BECOMES THE SEASON
OF PARTIES AND SPENDING TIME WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
A LOCAL GROUP IS RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES
OF IMPAIRED DRIVING.
THE EVENT, RUN BY THE GREATER SPOKANE SUBSTANCE ABUSE
COUNCIL, WAS A TIME FOR PEOPLE TO COME TOGETHER TO
REMEMBER THOSE THAT THEY HAVE LOST IN IMPARIED DRIVING
CRASHES, DRUG OR ALCOHOL TRAGEDIES, AND TO ADDICTION.
LIKE DARREN, WHOSE BROTHER DIED IN A SINGLE CAR IMPAIRED
CRASH JUST A MILE FROM THEIR HOME 17 YEARS AGO.
GSSAC SAYS DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON, WITH ALL THE
FESTIVITES, IT'S A GOOD TIME TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT
THE CONSEQUENCES OF DRIVING IMPAIRED.
be safe this holiday season.
do not drive impaired.
do not let people leave your houses during this holiday
season impaired because it's 100 percent preventable.
LINDA THOMPSON - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR GREATER SPOKANE
SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNCIL
more people are thinking about going to parties, companies
are having celebrations, there's more advertising
about alcohol, and having to have alochol or festivities
that include alcohol, it's a great time to think about
designating drivers, keeping people safe, and maybe
even celebrating without alcohol, so it's a family
friendly, healthy event.
IN ADDITION TO FINDING A DESIGNATED DRIVER, OTHER
SAFE OPTIONS INCLUDE CABS OR RIDE SHARES LIKE LYFT