UPDATE on December 13, 2019 – December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, or more recently, National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. In an article on American Public Health Association (APHA) stated the season between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is what the National Association of Drug Court Professionals describes as “one of the deadliest and most dangerous times on America’s roadways due to an increase in impaired driving.”

Organizations and businesses like APHA aren’t the only ones taking action to help prevent impaired driving. The Ohio State Highway Patrol joined members of the 6-State Trooper Project to enforce and raise awareness on impaired driving. The project ran December 6 to December 8. The campaign included Indiana State Police, Kentucky State Police, Michigan State Police, Pennsylvania State Police, West Virginia State Police and the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

With offices in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, Suhre & Associates will continue to help prevent impaired driving this holiday season. Stay tuned for the New Year’s Eve “I’ll Drive” campaign.

Original press release below.

Suhre & Associates is helping keep roads safe this Thanksgiving holiday with their “I’ll Drive” campaign. You drink. We drive. You win.

Those enjoying drinks with dinner at select establishments can redeem Uber credits on special cards to get home safely. These “I’ll Drive” cards allow patrons to make the safer choice and receive free fare home if picked up within a .25 mile radius of each establishment, and are good from November 27, 2019 8:00 PM EST until December 1, 2019 11:00 PM EST.

Joe Suhre, owner and principal attorney of the firm – with offices in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana – has dedicated his nearly 20 years of practice to assisting drivers charged with DUI and says that, “The idea behind the ‘I’ll Drive’ is to give people an opportunity, a reminder, an option to not get behind the wheel if they’re impaired. I’ve seen more tragedies than I care to admit because of poor choices.”

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 10,000 people are killed each year in alcohol-related crashes. Because of the extreme dangers and consequences associated with driving while impaired, Suhre & Associates is providing this alternative for those who have enjoyed one too many holiday cocktails.

“It gives people an opportunity to get home safely.  Our goal is to always protect our clients’ rights and to defend them to the best of our ability – but we also believe in treatment and prevention.  The “I’ll Drive” campaign is our small way of trying to prevent the danger presented by drunk driving.”

For more information about the “I’ll Drive” campaign, contact Joe Suhre of Suhre & Associates, LLC, at 513-333-0014 or email at jsuhre@suhrelaw.com.