390 angel ornaments adorn a Christmas tree in memory of the 390 victims of DUI crashes in Tennessee in 2007
Law Enforcement Agencies warn drivers: Don't drive under the influence this holiday season
NASHVILLE - Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner Gerald Nicely and Governor's Highway Safety Office Director Kendell Poole joined numerous state and local law enforcement agencies and safety advocates today to remind Tennesseans about the dangers of driving impaired this holiday season.
As a visual reminder of the severe result of impaired driving, Wednesday's news conference at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville was held in front of a Christmas tree adorned with 390 angels. The angels represented the 390 people who died in alcohol related crashes in Tennessee in 2007. Brad Bulla lost his son, Jed, in an underage drinking crash and was there to speak from experience of the devastation caused by drinking and driving. Brad added the angel to the tree to represent the loss of Jed.