Aces, Dept. of Public Safety aim to end DUI deaths

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) The new partnership between the Reno Aces and the Nevada Department of Public Safety aims to end DUI fatalities by encouraging sober or designated drivers at games.

"So any time that we have a large sporting event across the state of Nevada, we see an increase in DUIs, so it was important for us to partner with the Reno Aces to again get their fans home safely and making sure we have designated sober drivers," Andrew Bennett of the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety says.

Inside Greater Nevada Field, you will see signage encouraging fans to designate a sober driver. Those who take the pledge at guest services will receive a voucher for a free coke or bottled water.

"Obviously we want everyone to have a great time when they're at Greater Nevada Field, but we want you to be safe to and from the ballpark and so this was really a way for us to be proactive in partnering with the Zero Fatalities Initiative," Emily Jaenson, Aces general manager, says.