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AAA Northern New England & Maine Bureau of Highway Safety to Host 8th annual Impaired Driving Summit July 21st in Augusta

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What:         Nationally and local experts visit Maine to discuss impaired driving.

Where:       Augusta Civic Center.

When:        July 21st 8:30am to 3:30pm

Who:          Pat Moody
                    Director of Public Affairs
                    AAA Northern New England
                   (207) 780-6916


U.S. traffic fatalities have increased significantly the highest number of deaths and fatality rate on our nation’s roadways since 2005 –. Nearly 43,000 people were killed on our roads, including 11,654 people in alcohol-impaired fatal crashes. To help with this growing problem AAA Northern New England and the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety are hosting the Maine Impaired Driving Summit this Thursday (7/21) at the August Center.    

The summit will convene local and nationally recognized experts to Maine to generate awareness and understanding of the issues of impaired driving. Participants will engage in discussions about topics such marijuana legalization, education and prosecution, the rise in bicycle and pedestrian crashes, and hear from local victims of impaired driving crashes.  Summit attendees include law enforcement, legislators, administrators, judicial, educators, forensic, traffic safety professionals



7:45 Registration Opens

8:30 Welcome | Opening Remarks

  • Pat Moody, Manager of Public Affairs, AAA Northern New England
  • Chief Jared Mills, Augusta Police Department

9:00 Tragedies on Our Roadways. Victim Impact Panel

  • Marianne Lynch, Penobscot County District Attorney: Moderator
  • Rev. Brooke Gardener
  • Det. William Flagg, University of Maine
  • Donna and Kevin Oliver

9:45 Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Investigation Pointers for Law Enforcement

  • Cpl. Rogers, Maine State Police
  • Pat Mador, Assistant District Attorney (ADA), Androscoggin County

10:30 Break

10:45 Nystagmus Testing in Intoxicated Individuals

12:00 Lunch

12:45 12 OUI Cases everyone should know

  • Pat Mador, Assistant District Attorney(ADA), Androscoggin County
  • Derek Banda, Attorney Bourget & Banda
  • John Webb, Attorney, Webb Law
  • Lori Renzullo
  • Marianne Lynch, Penobscot County District Attorney: Moderator

1:45 From a Hamstring and Handlebar Perspective: Insights on Driver, Vehicle, and Other Impairments Contributing to the Rise of Bicycle and Pedestrian Crashes in Maine

  • Lauri Boxer-Macomber, Attorney, Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman
  • Wade Bartlett, Crash Reconstructionist, Mechanical Forensics
  • James Tasse, Bicycle Coalition of Maine

2:30 Maine OUI Laboratory Testing Statistics, Updates, & A Brief Discussion on Drug Metabolites: What Are They & What Does Their Presence Mean

  • Ellen A Fraser, Health & Environmental Testing Laboratory (HETL), Forensic Section

3:00 How to effectively use video in OUI investigations/cases:

  • Scot Mattox, Maine Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor (TSRP)
  • Joshua Saucier, Assistant Maine Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor (TSRP)

3:45 Closing Remarks


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