This time of year kicks off many celebratory events. The days of summer are fast approaching, high school prom is just around the corner and, of course, high school graduation is mere weeks away. Celebrating responsibly is all of our responsibility but I am here to suggest that we are not only responsible for ourselves, but our friends and family as well.
I cannot count the number of times that I have arrested the “designated driver” for DUI likewise, I also cannot count the number of times I arrested someone for DUI that had the highest blood alcohol content compared to everyone in the vehicle. This, folks, is pure ignorance and sadly, a more common occurrence than anyone would believe.
I implore you, if you are the “designated driver” don’t drink or partake in alcoholic beverages or any other substance that is likely to impair your ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. You have a responsibility to not only yourself and your fellow party-goers, but to every other person on the roadway. The consequences are severe and simply are not worth it.
Certainly, I am not suggesting that you not celebrate and have a good time just the opposite is true. Have a great time, enjoy the events, partake in an alcoholic beverage if you would like, but do not risk the lives of others or yourself by driving.
Lastly, it is prudent that we all recognize the hard work and financial commitment of Boulder City Sunrise Rotary, the organization solely responsible for the all-night senior party. While it is under wraps as to what is planned each year, one thing is for sure it will be an alcohol and drug-free event designed to recognize those that have reached a milestone, high school graduation. Additionally, it provides them a safe place to celebrate their accomplishments in a safe manner. If you see a member of BC Sunrise Rotary, often wearing their trademark red Rotary shirt, take a moment to thank them for their service to the community and particularly our graduating seniors.
Until next month, stay safe!