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Governor Hogan to Honor Victims of Drunk and Drugged Driving at 19th Annual Maryland Remembers Event

WHAT:          Governor Larry Hogan will join Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Secretary James F. Ports, Jr., MDOT Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) Administrator Chrissy Nizer and Maryland State Police (MSP) Superintendent Col. Woodrow Jones III, as well as more than 100 highway safety advocates and family members from around the state, for the 19th annual Maryland Remembers ceremony. The memorial event honors the lives of Marylanders killed in crashes involving impaired drivers.

WHO:            Governor Larry Hogan, State of MarylandJames F. Ports, Jr., MDOT SecretaryChrissy Nizer, MDOT MVA Administrator and Governor Hogan’s Highway Safety RepresentativeCol. Woodrow Jones III, Superintendent, Maryland State PoliceDeb Hardy, Victim Impact Speaker

WHEN:          4 p.m. Monday, November 21, 2022Registration begins at 3:15 p.m.Program begins at 4 p.m.

WHERE:       Westin Annapolis100 Westgate CircleAnnapolis, MD 21401

WHY:            Last year, 173 people were killed and more than 2,800 were injured on Maryland roadways due to impaired driving. In 2021, more than 15,430 people were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, with 1,616 of those arrests occurring between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.

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