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DPS “Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over” enforcement now through Labor Day weekend

Tuesday August 24, 2021

For Immediate Release

Parents of daughter killed by impaired driver make a plea to never drive under the influence

WHAT: 

Media are invited to interview Devin and Kara Shaw, parents of crash victim Kathrynn Shaw. Kathrynn was days away from graduating high school when an impaired driver ran through a stop sign and struck the car Kathrynn was traveling in. She was rushed to the hospital and passed away a few hours later. The Shaws want to share their experience, hoping their message will urge even just one person to avoid driving impaired. 

Law enforcement is working extra shifts now through September 6, actively patrolling for impaired drivers. The Utah Department of Public Safety will also speak on the nationwide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, aimed at encouraging drivers to always choose a sober ride. The campaign focuses on the reality of drinking and driving with the theme “Every Sip Has A Consequence.” 

WHEN: Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at 10:00 am 

WHERE: Mapleton City Office, 125 W 400 N, Mapleton, UT 84664 

Banquet Room 

WHO: 

Devin and Kara Shaw (parents of crash victim)
Sgt. Cameron Roden, UHP
Chief John Jackson, Mapleton City Chief Of Police
Sgt. Chris Bishop (Spanish speaker)

VISUALS: 

  • Kathrynn Shaw photos
  • Every Sip has a Consequence campaign assets
  • Crash site: Intersection of 1600 North Main Street in Mapleton
  • Trooper vehicles, officers in uniform

MEDIA CONTACT:

Sgt. Cameron Roden
DPS/UHP- PIO
croden@utah.gov
385.290.2925

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MEDIA CONTACT

Hillary Koellner
Director of Public Affairs
Department of Public Safety
hmkoellner@utah.gov

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