According to a 2011 Connecticut School Health Survey, 1 in 4 teenagers in Connecticut admit to getting in a car with a driver who has been drinking.
The Flood Law Firm wants to be a part of the solution in cutting down on underage drinking, as well as reducing drinking and driving among people of all ages. As a community business leader, our firm is committed to doing our part to make Connecticut neighborhoods safer and stronger.
That is why we are proud to sponsor Portland High School’s Project Graduation for the Class of 2016.
This project seeks to increase public awareness about the very real and widespread dangers of driving while under the influence. Here’s another sobering statistic: every 53 minutes in our country a person losses their life to a drunk driver.
The project’s core message is not limited to teens in and around Portland, but state-wide: functions and celebrations, especially those surrounding high school graduation and end-of-year school events, can be a whole lot of fun without the use of alcohol or drugs.
Teens who drink and drive are putting their lives and innocent people’s lives at serious risk. What’s more, if caught drinking and driving, teens face some of the nation’s toughest underage DUI laws here in Connecticut.
PHS Project Graduation will also be organizing and raising money for an alcohol and drug free celebration for students on or around graduation night. The project aims to pay for other graduation-related expenses and activities, as funding permits, to provide a safe space for our soon-to-be graduates.
PHS students will be graduating Thursday, June 9. The attorneys at The Flood Law Firm wish the PHS Class of 2016 safe and fun graduation celebrations, and best wishes as they pursue their dreams after high school.
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