The Lake Stevens Police Department, in partnership with Snohomish County’s DUI & Target Zero Task Force will be distributing coffee sleeves to area coffee stands to raise awareness about drinking and driving this holiday season.
This awareness campaign has been made possible through a $1,000 traffic-safety grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.
Their “Choose Your Ride” logo, which is a picture of a vehicle that is half police car and half taxi is being printed on more than 6,000 coffee sleeves. The printed message is a stark reminder to not drink and drive with an emphasis on the letters D, I, E to help bring the message home.
“We are proud to be part of this campaign. Every impaired driver we remove from the streets is potentially one life we have saved,” said Lake Stevens Chief of Police, Randy Celori. “Educating the citizens we serve is part of our mission. It is our hope that by distributing the coffee sleeves, citizens will be reminded to not drive after drinking and always plan for a safe way home.”
Volunteers with law enforcement agencies will be distributing the coffee sleeves beginning Dec. 9 and will be asking coffee stands to start handing them to their customers on Dec. 16.
“We want everyone to have a safe holiday season and are asking those celebrating to think before they drink and to choose a safe way to get home,” said Conrad Thompson, chair of the Snohomish County DUI & Target Zero Task Force. “With shrinking budgets and resources, community support is more important than ever.”