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September 26, 2016
Iowa’s Drugged Driving Summit - What’s on the Road Ahead?
Who: An invitation only event for members of the media to join traffic safety professionals, law enforcement representatives, elected officials, attorneys and judges.

What: Iowa’s Drugged Driving Summit - What’s on the Road Ahead?

When: Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 8:30 am to 3:30pm

Where: Prairie Meadows Hotel and Casino, 1 Prairie Meadows Drive, Altoona, Iowa

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.

8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Welcome
Kevin Bakewell, Senior Vice President & Chief Public Affairs Officer,
           AAA -The Auto Club Group
Roxann Ryan, Commissioner, Iowa Department of Public Safety
Susan DeCourcy, Regional Administrator, NHTSA Region 7
9:00 a.m. National Trends
Russ Martin, Manager, State Relations, AAA
10:00 a.m. Iowa Crash Trends Overall/Impairment
Vince Kurtz, Trooper, Iowa State Patrol
10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Drug Abuse in Iowa: What’s Trending?
Linda Kalin, Executive Director, Iowa Poison Control Center
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Drugged Driving Enforcement and Awareness
Jim Meyerdirk, Drug Recognition Expert Coordinator, Iowa Governor’s
          Traffic Safety Bureau
2:00 p.m. Panel Discussion
Prosecuting Attorney – Maurice Curry, Assistant Polk County Attorney
High Schools – Adam Choat, Officer, Pleasant Hill Police Department
Employers – Tess Benham, Sr. Program Manager, Prescription Drug Overdose
         Initiative, National Safety Council


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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