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September 12, 2016
Minnesota Impaired Driving Summit
Who: An invitation only event for members of the media to join traffic safety professionals, law enforcement representatives, elected officials, attorneys and judges.

What: Minnesota’s Drugged Driving Summit- Shifting Gears to Address the Challenge

When: Thursday, September 15, 2016, 8am to 3:30pm

Where: The Prom Center, 484 Inwood Avenue North, Oakdale, Minnesota

Why: Join leading experts to enhance your knowledge of illegal and legal drugs and their impact on driving.  New information and fresh insights into this ever evolving and challenging issue will be presented.

  • 7:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 8:00 a.m. Welcome- Kevin Bakewell, Senior Vice President and Chief Public Affairs Officer, AAA-The Auto Club Group
    Colonel Matt Langer, Chief, Minnesota State Patrol
  • 8:30 a.m. National Drugged Driving Trends, AAA Studies- Jake Nelson, MPH, MPP, Director, Traffic Advocacy and Research, AAA
  • 9:30 a.m. Minnesota Drug Trends- Kent H. Bailey, Supervisory Special Agent, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • 10:15 a.m. Break
  • 10:30 a.m. Understanding the Prescription Drug Addiction Culture- Dick Beardsley, World-Class Marathoner and Motivational Speaker
  • 11:30 a.m. Lunch
  • 12:30 p.m. Judicial Updates- David Knutson, District Court Judge, Dakota County
  • 1:15 p.m. Enforcement Updates- Lieutenant Don Marose, State Drug Recognition Coordinator,Minnesota State Patrol
  • 2:00 p.m. Social Media and Drugs- Adam Gau, Officer, Minnesota Juvenile Officers Association
  • 2:45 p.m. Drugs in the Workplace- Craig Trepanier, Shareholder Attorney, Trepanier MacGillis Battina
    Kathy Bray, SFM Companies
  • 3:30 p.m. Close- Jake Nelson, MPH, MPP, Director, Traffic Advocacy and Research, AAA


Gail Weinholzer
phone: 952.707.4985
About The Auto Club Group
The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America. ACG and its affiliates provide membership, travel, insurance and financial services offerings to over 9 million members across 11 states and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with nearly 56 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety.

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