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    Video by Kaytrina Curtis 

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    Directorates collaborate, brings DUI to the forefront
    Kaytrina Curtis
    Fort Stewart Public Affairs
    November is Drunk and Drugged
    Driving Prevention Month, and the
    Directorate of Emergency Services,
    Army Substance Abuse Program, Child
    Youth and School Services, and the
    Consolidated Public Affairs Office
    teamed up Nov. 8 to shoot a public
    service announcement which highlights
    some of the costs associated
    with drinking under the influence and
    the zero tolerance policy.
    The PSA, a brain-child of Chris
    Maurer, a crime analyst with DES, consists
    of children of Soldiers, the DES
    Commander, Lt. Col. Frances Fullard
    along with DES Command Sgt. Major
    Albert Nelson Jr., military police officers
    and countless others. The PSA
    focuses on the child-like decisions that
    a Soldier might make when drinking
    and the punishment that can result
    after a DUI. With the holiday season
    right around the corner, many say it is
    “This PSA is a great tool to show how
    irresponsible behavior can lead to
    poor decision making,” ASAP Risk
    Reduction Program Coordinator
    Shirley Stephens said. “As Soldiers
    there are plenty of available prevention
    education, training and treatment
    services. As a friend you can be a designated
    driver or just take the keys.”
    Georgia Southern University junior,
    Nadine-Tamara Benjamin, volunteers
    with PAO and enthusiastically helped
    behind the scenes with the PSA shoot.
    Benjamin said drunk driving is a childlike
    behavior and should be avoided.
    “It was important for children as
    well as adults to realize the impact of
    drunk driving,” Benjamin said. “Not
    only is a drunk drivers life changed,
    but also can change the life of others.”
    “Driving under the influence is a
    year-round problem,” Lt. Col. Fullard
    said. “However, during the holiday
    season we see an increase in DUIs due
    to the poor choices people make in
    drinking and then getting behind the
    wheel of a vehicle. That decision can
    cost the life of the driver or the life of
    an innocent person that could be your
    spouse, child, or parent.”
    Lieutenant Colonel Fullard added
    that as this is a community problem
    and it takes a partnership between law
    enforcement and the community to
    fix it. “Make the right decision. Don’t
    drink and drive and don’t let your
    friends drink and drive,” she said.
    In keeping with the Marne Pride
    Pledge, Soldiers take a pledge to make
    the right decisions when it comes to
    driving, albeit drunk, drugged or
    buzzed. The promise every Third
    Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-
    Hunter Army Airfield Garrison Soldiers
    make not only affects one, it has the
    potential to affect all. The PSA, which
    features a special message from
    Stewart-Hunter Garrison Commander,
    Col. Kevin Gregory and Command Sgt.
    Maj. Louis Felicioni, is tentatively
    scheduled to be released Nov. 19.
    Stephens said help is available
    through ASAP as well as other channels.
    The numbers for assistance are:
    Prevention Education: 912-767-1319;
    Treatment: 912-767-5265.



    Date Taken: 11.21.2012
    Date Posted: 11.21.2012 16:32
    Category: PSA
    Video ID: 191463
    VIRIN: 121121-A-#####-425
    Filename: DOD_100651427
    Length: 00:04:58
    Location: FORT STEWART, GA, US 

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