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2011-04-01 16:10:00

NORWALK, Conn., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- April is Alcohol Awareness Month, and Diageo, the world's leading spirits, wine and beer company, and industry leader in promoting responsible drinking, marked the occasion by congratulating Apolo Ohno, the most decorated US Winter Olympian for presenting The Century Council's interactive 'Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don't Mix' program at the Cloonan Middle school in Stamford. Guy Smith, Executive Vice President, Diageo North...

2011-03-23 10:57:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When Tennessee's new DUI bill took effect on January 1st, courts statewide began to ramp up integration of a high-tech alcohol monitoring system to keep tabs on hard core drunk drivers facing charges for a new offense. The alcohol-sniffing anklets, known as SCRAMx (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor), are monitoring offenders 24/7 pretrial to keep the high-risk group from re-offending, and the program is at no cost to the taxpayers....

2011-02-01 07:30:00

Partnership with Cambridge Health Alliance, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Repeat drunk drivers represent at least one third of all DUI arrests and likely contribute to consistent rates of DUI deaths and injuries on our nation's highways. These statistics emphasize the need to identify and address the factors that influence DUI recidivism. More and more research has identified the fact that repeat DUI offenders often...

2010-09-20 07:58:00

NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Diageo, the world's leading spirits, wine and beer company and an industry leader in promoting responsible drinking, applauds the efforts that contributed to a 7.4% decline in alcohol-related driving fatalities in 2009. This data, reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), found that 33 states and Puerto Rico experienced a decline in the number of alcohol-impaired driving fatalities in 2009 compared to 2008....

2010-02-16 10:40:00

MIAMI, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Bacardi U.S.A., Inc. is proud to support Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and The Century Council launch of Ask Listen Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don't Mix today at Miami's Hank Kline Boys and Girls club developed to encourage kids to say "Yes" to a healthy lifestyle and "No" underage drinking. The latest execution of The Century Council's Ask, Listen, Learn program is based on recent research by Harvard Medical School's Dr. John Ratney that shows for your...

2009-12-15 09:14:00

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Underage consumption of beverage alcohol is unsafe, illegal and irresponsible, and thanks to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), this important issue is being communicated to kids, parents, older siblings and retailers through an effective nationwide campaign called "We Don't Serve Teens." Working with the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), The Patron Spirits Company is doing its part to help educate people about this serious...

2009-12-07 11:29:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition comprised of the nation's top judges, prosecutors, community corrections officials and traffic safety advocates are applauding President Obama's nomination of David L. Strickland to be the new Administrator for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The nomination was announced today by the White House. According to Stephen K. Talpins, coalition spokesperson and chief executive officer of the National Partnership...

2009-11-06 09:39:00

NORWALK, Conn., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- When all the dust settled at Talladega Superspeedway, there was only one king in victory lane: NASCAR driver Jamie McMurray. To commemorate McMurray's third career victory, The Crown Royal Company, which is a subsidiary of Diageo plc (NYSE: DEO), and primary sponsor of the No. 26 Crown Royal Ford Fusion, will make a $10,000 donation to The Century Council in McMurray's name. Should the Roush Fenway driver go back-to-back and hold off the...

2009-10-08 09:57:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Responsible Retailing Forum (RRF), a leading organization in preventing underage sales of age-restricted products, announced today that it has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institute of Drug Abuse. The grant will allow the RRF further to develop a new model for preventing alcohol sales to underage and intoxicated customers, bolstering RRF's ongoing efforts to curb underage drinking. The...

2009-09-24 11:29:00

LITTLETON, Colo., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- While a study released last week by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) indicates growing public support for the use of ignition interlocks on the cars of drunk drivers, a growing body of justice officials and policymakers say the trend is actually dealing with the people--not just the cars--when it comes to mitigating the social and financial costs of the DUI epidemic. The IIHS report indicates that two-thirds of their survey...