State to Launch Anti-Drugged Driving Campaign

August 18, 2011 - MEDIA ADVISORY - Traffic Safety - Kick Off of National DUI Crackdown Aug. 19 - Sept. 6

WHAT:  CDOT, the Colorado State Patrol and statewide law enforcement agencies are kicking off the national DUI crackdown by launching a new campaign aimed at preventing drugged driving – including driving under the influence of prescription medication, over-the-counter medication, medical marijuana and illicit drugs.  Law enforcement will also announce plans for increased DUI enforcement through Labor Day weekend.

WHO:   Representatives from:

Colorado Department of Transportation
Colorado State Patrol
Drug Recognition Experts & local law enforcement agencies
Medical Marijuana Industry Group
Walgreens Pharmacy

WHENFriday, August 19, 2011  10:30 a.m.

WHERE:  CDOT Headquarters parking lot, 4201 East Arkansas Avenue, Denver, CO 80222

Media Opportunities: Media will have the opportunity interview spokespeople and law enforcement Drug Recognition Experts. Video and photo opportunities include creative materials being rolled out for the campaign, including a mobile billboard.