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Lyft and Adams County Sheriff's Office partner for impaired driving awareness event

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Posted at 12:42 PM, Jul 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-14 11:54:12-04

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – The Adam’s County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a few volunteers willing to get drunk or high and then get behind the wheel to demonstrate the dangers of impaired and distracted driving.

The sheriff’s office is hosting a public awareness event on Monday, July 16 in which participants will be given alcohol or marijuana and then put through a driving test on a closed course. A third group will be instructed to drive while text messaging on a phone. 

Not only will the event be an opportunity to demonstrate to the public the dangers of impaired and distracted driving, but deputies will get firsthand experience recognizing the differences between a drunk driver and a high driver.

Mile High Driver Training is providing the vehicles for the event and Lyft is providing safe rides for participants, who will also be required to have a non-impaired companion with them.

The event will take place at the Adams County Sheriff’s Office FLATROCK Regional Training Center in Commerce City on Monday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Anyone who is interested in participating should send an email to ImpairmentDay@DacorumStrategies.com. Participants must be at least 21 years old with a valid Colorado driver’s license, proof of auto insurance and proof of health insurance.