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    Release Number: 19-153

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 5, 2019
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    Sheriff Chad Chronister Releases Prom PSA

    HCSO is raising awareness about the fatal effects of drunk driving during prom season.
    • Friday
    • April 5, 2019
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Hillsborough County

    Prom PSA:


    The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is raising awareness about the fatal effects of drunk driving through a Public Service Announcement (PSA) in time for prom season. The PSA, featuring Sheriff Chad Chronister, packs a powerful message: Don't let the most memorable night of high school be defined by tragedy.

    The video showcases a mangled vehicle, courtesy of Stepps Towing, to give students an eye-opening look at how quickly they can be involved in a fatal crash if they are distracted from the road or driving under the influence.

    Standing in front of the wreckage, Sheriff Chronister says to students, "I'm pleading with you to make driving safety just as important as the prom dress you wear or the friends you go with Prom only happens once, so skip the alcohol and cherish the moment."

    Sheriff Chronister offers safety tips to students, including calling an Uber, a taxi or their parents to avoid drinking and driving or riding with a friend who has been drinking. He also advises students to limit the number of passengers in their vehicles and avoid other distractions, such as texting and taking 'selfies' on the way to prom.

    In order to best reach high school students, the PSA has been posted on all of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube.

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