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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Campus Police help educate about drunk driving
The UNC Charlotte Police and Public Safety Department, along with representatives from Mecklenburg Safe Communities, recently held an event to raise awareness around the dangers of drunk driving.
Students planted 117 red flags near the Belk Tower as a memorial to people who have lost their lives in Mecklenburg County during the last five years to driving-while-intoxicated crashes. The flags were placed around a crashed car to reinforce visually the implications for those who drink and drive; the goal was to increase awareness especially among young adults.
Event speakers included Officer Jerry Lecomte from PPS, Elizabeth Aguliera with Mecklenburg Safe Communities Coordinator and students.
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