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Anna Levendusky, 410-787-4077

MEDIA ADVISORY: Governor Hogan to Honor Victims of Drunk and Drugged Driving at 18th Annual Maryland Remembers Event

WHAT:Governor Larry Hogan will join Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Secretary Greg Slater, MDOT Motor Vehicle Administrator (MDOT MVA) Chrissy Nizer and Maryland State Police (MSP) Superintendent Col. Woodrow Jones III, as well as highway safety advocates and more than 50 family members from around the state, for the 18th annual Maryland Remembers Ceremony. The memorial event honors the lives of Marylanders killed each year at the hands of impaired drivers. After being held as a virtual event in 2020 in consideration of the COVID-19 emergency, this year’s ceremony will be live at the State House Rotunda. 

WHO:Larry Hogan, Governor, State of Maryland Greg Slater, Secretary, MDOT  Chrissy Nizer, MDOT MVA Administrator and Governor Hogan’s Highway Safety Representative Col. Woodrow Jones III, Superintendent, Maryland State Police Kimberly Sizemore, Victim Impact Speaker 

WHEN:10:30 a.m. Monday, November 22, 2021 Registration begins at 9:45 a.m. Program begins at 10:30 a.m. 

WHERE:Maryland State House Rotunda 100 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401 

WHY:Last year, 120 people died and more than 2,600 were injured on Maryland roadways due to impaired driving. In 2020, a year with substantially less traffic volume, more than 14,170 people were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, with approximately 1,345 of the arrests occurring from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day.  

Media will have the opportunity to record and document comments from Governor Hogan and others. Attending media may RSVP to Anna Levendusky, or 443-628-8447. 

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