By: Kent Hutchison
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
For the third consecutive year, Walgreen’s along with the Williams County Safe Communities Coalition, hosted the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Kickoff on Saturday, August 20. The event included speakers from the Defiance Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol and Williams County Sherriff’s Department. Other organizations participating in the event included the Bryan Police Department, Bryan Fire Department, and Williams County Health Department.
The gathering included interactive booths for participants. Williams County DARE Officer, Paul McCord, provided a child tracking and identification kit that included fingerprinting and other pertinent information to use if a child was ever missing. Walgreen’s provided free first aid kits, hand sanitizer, and other health related samples. The Ohio State Highway Patrol provided information on driving impaired, as well as a survey for adults and an informational game. The Bryan Fire Department also provided a fire truck for participants to view.
Peg Buda from the Williams County Health Department shared the event is held to make the community aware of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. The target date for the program began August 19, and runs through Labor Day.
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