NEWS RELEASE                                             

For Immediate Release
June 12, 2009
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
  (850) 651-7420

MADD DONATES PORTABLE INTOXILIZERS TO OCSO

     The organization, Northwest Florida Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, has donated two portable intoxilizers to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. The devices are portable breath testers designed to show blood alcohol levels in individuals who've been drinking.

    The portable testers are to be used by deputies to help to deter drunk driving and can be taken to events ranging from Spring Break get-togethers to football games.

     MADD volunteer Pete Wolniewicz says the portable breathalyzers cost about $400 each. The money for the equipment was raised through fines paid by drunk driving offenders who are required to attend a Victims Impact Panel sponsored by MADD.

     For more information, contact Pete Wolniewicz at 862-3419.

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