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Posted on: May 1, 2017

[ARCHIVED] FPD to Debut Drunk Buster Pedal Kart

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

May 1, 2017

Frederick Police Debut Drunk Buster Pedal Kart

Frederick, MD – On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, the Frederick Police Department and the Brunswick Police Department will be partnering with Frederick Community College to debut a new educational D.U.I. prevention initiative. 


This debut will take place in conjunction with Frederick Community College’s, Spring Fling Event on Wednesday, May 3rd from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm at Frederick Community College, outside of J Building.  There will be a preview of the Drunk Buster Pedal Kart for the media at 11 am.   


Attendees will be given the opportunity to a drive pedal-powered go-cart through an obstacle course while wearing specifically designed goggles that mimic the effects of driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. 


The carts and goggles were purchased from Drunk Busters of America, LLC, through a grant from The Community Foundation of Frederick County, Garrett R. Petronchak Scholarship Fund. 


The Drunk Busters kit contained the Drunk Busters Pedal Kart as well as eight pair goggles that simulate:

Low Level BAC Goggles - simulate Blood Alcohol Content levels of .04 to .06

BAC Nighttime Goggles - simulate Blood Alcohol Content levels of .06 to .08

Impairment Goggles - simulate Blood Alcohol Content levels of .08 to .15

Totally Wasted Goggles - simulate Blood Alcohol Content levels of .26 to .35

Drug Impairment Goggles - simulate the effects of using illegal drugs or overdosing on prescription medication.

Snooze Goggles - simulate fatigue in the early morning after working all night long.

Cannabis Goggles - impairs concentration and coordination and slows reaction time.

LSD/Ecstasy/Molly Goggles - show the effects of hallucinogens.  These goggles distort the perception of the size and shape of objects and gives the user a distorted perception of color.


“I believe the donation of the Drunk Buster Kart and related equipment will offer the Frederick and Brunswick Police Departments an opportunity to enhance our community outreach and recruitment efforts and work towards making our roadways safe,” said Frederick Police Chief, Ed Hargis.


The equipment will be used to support community outreach programs for educational training and recruitment purposes.  The Frederick Police Department will utilize the equipment at both community and school events around the city to demonstrate the impact that alcohol and drug impairment, and sleep deprivation has on a person’s motor skills and decision making capability.

 

Public Information Coordinator:              Michele Bowman    301-600-2091 / 240-446-4912

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