LAS VEGAS – Park Place Infiniti will again be a platinum-level sponsor of the University Medical Center (UMC) annual “You Drink, You Drive, You Lose” event on Friday, Dec. 11, starting at 10 a.m., in front of UMC’s Trauma Center, 1800 W. Charleston Blvd.
“Educating our youth on the importance of being a responsible driver is a priority for our dealership,” said Joe Tortomasi, general manager of Park Place Infiniti. “We often have young drivers come to our showroom with their parents to buy a car. We want to find them the car of their dreams, but we want them to be safe and responsible on the road. Every year, UMC’s event vividly shows how devastating a drunk driving accident can be. This year, we will be there with a special banner that students can sign to pledge their commitment to not driving under the influence.”
During “You Drink, You Drive, You Lose,” local high school students will hear from people who have lost a loved one as a result of a drunk driving accident. Attendees of the event, including students and members of the media, will also have the opportunity to sit in the “seat belt convincer,” witness a roll-over simulation, and go “under the influence” using special goggles to learn and feel the effects of how just a little alcohol can impair a young driver.
Clark County leaders and Nevada dignitaries will also be at the event to show their support in the prevention of drunk driving.
From Jan. 1 to Sept. 30, 2015, the latest available statistic from UMC, 27 people have died in roadway accidents in Clark County. Another 443 have suffered injuries in roadway accidents in Clark County during that time frame. On average, about a quarter of all crash fatalities are due to impaired driving. Nationwide, every 31 minutes, another person dies because of the careless decision to drink and drive.
About Park Place Dealerships
Founded in 1987 by Ken Schnitzer, Park Place Dealerships represents luxury brands including Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volvo, Jaguar, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, McLaren, Maserati, Lotus and smart. In June 2012, Park Place purchased the Infiniti dealership in Las Vegas. In 2014, the dealership completed a multimillion-dollar renovation at 5555 W. Sahara Ave. For more information, visit, www.parkplaceinfiniti.com.