Alcohol Awareness And Educational Event Labeled “If You Drink, Think”

Troopers from the Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol Division and police officers from the Reno Police Department will be teaming up this month for the annual alcohol awareness and educational event labeled “If You Drink, Think”.

The primary purpose for this event is to allow individuals who drink alcoholic beverages to learn their level of impairment.

One of the most commonly asked questions in the traffic enforcement and public safety business is “how many drinks does it take to make a person legally intoxicated?”

The answer to that question is different for almost every person based upon their size, tolerance to alcohol, what they have recently eaten and how quickly they ingest this substance.

Patrons who participate will have the opportunity to log how many drinks consumed and will be able to submit to field sobriety tests (FST’s), as well as receive a print out of their breath alcohol concentration level; all in a controlled and safe enviroment.

Our goal is to give those participants some idea as to how impaired they are after drinking just one or several drinks.

This event is being sponsored by the Northern Nevada DUI Task Force and Scruple’s Bar and Grill. Law enforcement officers will be in uniform administering the tests as well as answering questions the community might have.

Free taxi-cab rides will be available for those who are too impaired to drive home that are being sponsored by Whittlesea Checker Taxi Co.

When: Friday evening, November 30, 2007.
Time: 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Where: Scruple’s Bar and Grill, 91 W. Plumb Lane, Reno, Nevada


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