Photo of SoberWoman courtesy Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP)
From a press release:
Anti-DUI Superheroine Hits Dupont Circle’s Happy Hour Scene to Stop Drunk Driving Before It Starts
WHAT: SoberWoman, the finest anti-drunk driving crime-fighter ever to wear tights, will be deployed tomorrow night to stop drunk driving before it starts. Created by the anti-drunk driving campaign Checkpoint Strikeforce to educate the public, SoberWoman will be joined in her mission by DC’s Metropolitan Police Department.
SoberWoman will engage the partying masses at four Dupont Circle bars where she’ll quiz them on their plans to get home after drinking. The raven-haired superheroine will award prizes to those who demonstrate they’ve made advance plans to get home safely. She’ll also warn “the plan-less” that police are stepping up their efforts to catch and arrest drunk drivers. SoberWoman will pose for pictures and encourage bar-goers to share photos and her mission via social media, using hashtag #SoberWoman. SoberWoman’s future missions later this month will take her to other bar districts in the greater Washington, D.C. region.
A recent poll showed that nearly one-third of 21-to-35-year-old males do not make advance plans to avoid drinking and driving BEFORE they go out. With the holiday season now heating up, now is the time for stepped up vigilance against drunk driving.
WHO: SoberWoman, Anti-Drunk Driving Superhero
Kurt Erickson, President and CEO, Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP)
WHEN: Friday, December 5, 2014
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Front Page, 1333 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
**SoberWoman will be arrive at 7:00 p.m. in a police cruiser and use a P.A. system to announce her mission before heading into the bar. She’ll repeat her police arrival at the following bars:
Buffalo Billiards, 1330 19th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
The Big Hunt, 1345 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
Madhatter, 1319 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036”