Teen alcohol use kills about 4,700 people each year — more than all other illegal drugs combined. While this number is startling, it’s important for teens to know that even though it seems like everyone is drinking, research shows that three out of four high school students DON’T drink alcohol.
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Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. With the help of those who want a safer future, MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® will end this danger on America’s roads. PowerTalk 21™ is the national day for parents to talk with their kids about alcohol, using the proven strategies of Power of Parents, It’s Your Influence™ to reduce the risk of underage drinking. And as one of the largest victim services organizations in the U.S., MADD also supports drunk driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every 10 minutes at 1-877-MADD-HELP.
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Riverside Police Announce Intention to Tweet Every Alcohol-Related Arrest
Police Chief Thomas Weitzel has announced that the Department will immediately start tweeting all alcohol-related arrests that take place within the Village of Riverside. This will include all DUI arrests, DUI drug arrests, saturation patrols, DUI road blocks, zero tolerance arrests, and DUI road block information. Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel stated, “DUI and DUI drug arrests are extremely common occurrences. The Riverside Police Department takes a strong stand against alcohol and drug-impaired driving. With that being said, it will be the policy of this agency to publicly tweet all DUI arrests and individuals that are arrested for suspended or revoked driver’s licenses in which the basis of that suspension or revocation is based on a prior DUI conviction.”You can follow the Riverside Police Department on Twitter @pdriverside, if you have an account or to sign upgo to www.twitter.com and sign up for free.