NEW CAR DEALERS OF UTAH’S GOOD WHEELS FOUNDATION DONATES $5,000 TO THE UTAH HIGHWAY PATROL TO COMBAT DRUNK AND IMPAIRED DRIVING DURING LABOR DAY WEEKEND

Salt Lake City—Good Wheels, the charitable program of the New Car Dealers of Utah, is donating $5,000 to the Utah Highway Patrol to help stop drunk and impaired driving during the Labor Day weekend.

The $5,000 check will be presented on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 9:30 p.m. at the Utah Highway Patrol Section Office located at 5681 S. 230 W. in Murray, Utah.

With the $5,000 donation, the Utah Highway Patrol will be able to add an additional 20 shifts over the holiday weekend. Highway Patrol officials estimate this could potentially save 20-plus lives.

According to New Car Dealers of Utah Executive Director Craig Bickmore, “This marks the third time this year that we’ve donated $5,000 to the Utah Highway Patrol to fight impaired driving. We also made donations for New Year’s Eve and Memorial Day. During New Year’s Eve, the Utah Highway Patrol had 72 DUI-related arrests across the state.”

“Our emphasis will continue to be the safety of the motorists as they travel throughout the state this holiday weekend,” said Utah Highway Patrol Col. Daniel Fuhr. “Utah Highway Patrol troopers statewide will be out targeting impaired drivers. We want everyone to arrive at their destinations safely, but that will mean slowing down, wearing seat belts, paying attention and not driving while impaired.” The New Car Dealers of Utah is a statewide membership-based organization formed in 1923 to promote, protect and advance the general welfare of the new car and truck franchises throughout Utah.

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FOR INFORMATION: Dwayne Baird, Utah Highway Patrol, dwaynebaird@utah.gov, cell (801)541-8145, or Craig Bickmore, New Car Dealers of Utah, craigb@uada.com, cell (801)550-0956, office (801)484-8845