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Tulsa ENDUI Walk to Remember Lives Lost Featured

Written by  Wednesday, 11 April 2018 09:46
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Press release

 

The Oklahoma Highway Safety Office is proud to partner with the Oklahoma ABLE Commission and other local agencies in the Tulsa area as we walk to ENDUI.

 

The Tulsa ENDUI Walk serves as a stark reminder of the local lives lost to impaired driving and also reminds people to make the right choice when drinking.


Since 2013, 88 lives have been lost to impaired driving in Tulsa county alone. The Tulsa ENDUI Walk is .88 miles to remind everyone of the dangers and lives lost due to impaired driving.


“Each year, the Tulsa community comes together to remember those lives lost to an avoidable situation,” said Paul Harris, director of the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office.


The Tulsa ENDUI Walk will be on Saturday, April 14. Registration starts at 9:30 am with the walk scheduled to start at 10 am on the OSU-Tulsa campus. For more information about this walk, please contact Captain Erik Smoot, Oklahoma ABLE Commission at (918) 816-9495 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


“This walk is a sobering reminder that there is more than just your license and some money at stake when you choose to drive under the influence. These are real lives that were cut short by someone who made the decision to get behind the wheel while impaired,” said Harris.


Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan and Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler will be at the walk along with other community volunteers and law enforcement. This is a free event with t-shirts and goodie bags provided to participants while supplies last. These items have been donated by local organizations to help raise awareness about the impaired driving issue in our state.


“We hope the community will come out and join us as we walk the .88 miles to remember the lives lost. Everyone should remember to make a plan if they’re going to be drinking. Have a sober driver or find a ride to get home. Together, we can ENDUI in Oklahoma,” said Harris.


The Oklahoma Highway Safety Office would like to thank all designated drivers for being heroes and helping to keep our roads safe. From rideshare drivers, taxi drivers, friends and family, and everyone else who has helped an impaired person get home safe, thank you!

 


Sponsors for the Tulsa ENDUI Walk include the Tulsa County Stop DUI Task Force, Oklahoma ABLE Commission, Tulsa Police Department, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Tulsa County Health Department, and the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office.

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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