Decatur Prevention Initiative hosting event about drunk driving dangers
With Alcohol Awareness Month taking place throughout April, the Decatur Prevention Initiative (DPI) will host an event for local parents and teens about the risks of driving under the influence.
First, on Monday, April 15, Mayor Patti Garrett will present the DPI Youth Action Team with a proclamation, according to a press release from DPI. Then, on Thursday, April 18, DPI will host a discussion with Matt Myers of 7 Arrow Enterprises and Sgt. John Bender of the Decatur Police Department about the dangers of buzzed or drunk driving.
According to DPI, over 21.4 million drivers over the age of 16 drove after drinking alcohol in 2017, and last year, 11 percent of Decatur High School students reported riding in a car with someone who had been drinking.
The April 18 event will take place from 7 p.m. until 8:15 p.m. at the Decatur High School Performing Arts Center, located at 310 N. McDonough St. in Decatur.