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CDOT’s “Slow-Speed Chase” Returns Today at Civic Center 420 Rally

Mock Chase Warns Against Marijuana Use and Driving

DENVER—Heavy snow forced organizers to postpone the Denver 420 Rally in Civic Center Park last month, so today, Saturday, May 21, CDOT's "Slow-Speed Chase" returns for the rescheduled gathering.


WHAT: CDOT's "Slow-Speed Chase" Returns to Raise Awareness About Dangers and Penalties of High Driving

WHEN and WHERE:
Saturday, May 21

12:30 - 2 p.m.: "Slow-Speed Chase" Around Five Points Jazz Festival
CDOT representatives will drive the two vehicles around the various concert locations. Media has the opportunity to ride along.

2 - 4 p.m.: "Slow-Speed Chase" Around 420 Rally at Civic Center Park
CDOT representatives will drive the two vehicles around the rally. Media has the opportunity to ride along.

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:
CDOT Safety Communications Manager Sam Cole available from 12:30 - 3 p.m.

A part of CDOT's "Drive High, Get a DUI" campaign, the mock-police chase aims to educate attendees of the effects, laws and penalties of driving while high. The two vehicles involved in the chase—one that looks like a patrol car and the other wrapped in bright marijuana leaf designs—will display messages about the dangers and consequences of driving while high. The vehicles will also drive around the Five Points Jazz Fest, one of Denver's largest annual events.

In addition to the "Slow-Speed Chase," the Rally organizers will show CDOT's new "Rollover" commercial every hour during the event, informing attendees that "if you're high, don't drive."

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