DUI Prevention - Crashed Car Trailer

Ventura County Behavioral Health, Ventura Police Department

Ventura County Behavioral Health, in collaboration with the Ventura Police Department, is taking steps to raise awareness about the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

The joint project features a new wrap for the DUI Crashed Car Trailer. “This is a dramatic way to start a discussion about impaired driving; it’s a visual that helps drivers understand it’s not just alcohol that can cause impairment. Impairing effects can be caused by marijuana, prescription and illicit drugs,” said Bernadette Compean, Alcohol Enforcement Officer for the Ventura Police Department.

The new messaging on the trailer provides the public with an expanded understanding of “Driving Under the Influence” also known as a DUI. A DUI arrest can result in a criminal conviction due to the impairing effects of marijuana, alcohol, and prescription drugs, or any combination of drugs and alcohol.

Driving under the influence of drugs is a concerning and growing trend in Ventura County and across the nation. Since 2012 when the trailer was unveiled, approximately 288,760 people have viewed it. The trailer displays an all-too-common reality: an impaired driving crash, a preventable tragedy. 

TAGS: Youth, Parents, Young Women, Holiday DUI Enforcement
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