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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(080519)-LIVE ABOVE THE INFLUENCE EVENT

MIDLAND, TEXAS/AUGUST 5, 2019-AN EVENT TO BRING AWARENESS AND EDUCATION REGARDING SUBSTANCE ABUSE, CALLED LIVING ABOVE THE INFLUENCE WAS RECENTLY HELD AT THE MLK COMMUNITY CENTER IN MIDLAND.
THE PURPOSE OF THE EVENT IS TO EMPOWER PARENTS WITH INFORMATION TO START CONVERSATIONS WITH THEIR CHILDREN TO THE ISSUES AND CONSEQUENCES OF UNDERAGE DRINKING, DRUNK DRIVING AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE.

(CHIEF DEPUTY RORY MCKINNEY, MIDLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE)

THE OPIOID CRISIS IS NOW A MAJOR CONCERN WITH MUNICIPALITIES. THE CITY OF MIDLAND IS COMBATING THE PROPLEM THROUGH THE LEGAL SYSTEM.

(GERRY MORALES, MAYOR-CITY OF MIDLAND)

THE EVENT FEATURED INTERACTIVE DISPLAYS BY THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND THE MIDLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT THAT WOULD ALLOW A PERSON TO WEAR GOGLES TO SIMULATE BEING INTOXICATED.

(ANIAYA GARCIA, MIDLAND TEEN)

JANIE VILLANUEVA, WHO LOST HER SON TO A DRUNK DRIVER TALKED TO YOUNG TEENS ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES OF DRUNK DRIVING. VISITORS AT THE EVENT ALSO SAW THE AFTERMATH OF A VEHICLE INVOLVED IN A CRASH THAT TOOK THE LIFE OF A TEEN BY A DRUNK DRIVER.

(JANIE VILLANUEVA, LOST 19 YEAR OLD SON TO A DRUNK DRIVER)

THE EVENT WAS SPONSORED BY THE MIDLAND COALITION, SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, THE PERMIAN BASIN REGIONAL COUNCIL ON ALCHOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE FOOD PROVIDED BY ALBERTSON’S.

FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA.

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