MEDIA ALERT
 
DATE:  February 18, 2005
CONTACT: Alan Gutierrez, Campus Police Chief (361) 825-4444; or Steve Paschal, Public Affairs, (361) 825-2336

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Who: Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Police Department, the Century Council, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, Elected Officials and Community Leaders    
What: Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Police Department, the Century Council, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, Elected Officials and Community Leaders    
When: Monday, February 21 at 10 a.m.
Where: Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, University Center

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Police Team with Century Council and TABC to Combat Drunk Driving

The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Police Department, the Century Council and the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission will launch an educational campaign against drunk driving with a demonstration of the initiative’s Blood Alcohol Education (BAE) Van on Monday, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. outside the University Center.

The goal of the bilingual campaign is to prevent underage and drunk driving while promoting responsible decision-making by adults. According to the Century Council, a not-for-profit organization funded by distillers and dedicated to fighting underage drinking and drunk driving, more than 70 percent of American adults do not know their state’s legal blood alcohol limit and do not know how many standard drinks they could consume before reaching the state level of 0.08.

The funky, colorful BAE Van converts into a cyber-café with computer stations where users can learn how to estimate a person’s blood-alcohol content based on gender, weight, and type and number of drinks consumed. Following the demonstration, local elected officials and community leaders will be available for interviews.