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July 2, 2024

Multiple DUI Offender, Turned Recovery Manager, Urges Utahns To Drive Sober During July Holidays


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MEDIA AVAILABILITY:  The Utah Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Highway Safety Office is launching a summer prevention campaign to deter, detect, and remove impaired drivers from our roadways. UHP leaders will hold a media availability on Tuesday to highlight the effort.


Media are invited to interview Mr. Jaison Jensen, who is celebrating six years of alcohol sobriety and five years of drug sobriety this week.  Jaison had two DUIs in 2015 and 2016 following nights out at a bar.  Jaison admits to driving impaired over 100 times before getting caught.  He will talk about how the legal consequences inspired him to change his reckless habits, practice self-care, and become a youth counselor for a local recovery program. 


Lieutenant Zachary Randall, with the Utah Highway Patrol, will discuss upcoming statewide enforcement efforts, DUI statistics, crash data, and campaign messages encouraging individuals to plan ahead and arrange a sober ride.

“Utahns are excited to celebrate Independence and Pioneer Days this month. Before you go out, please plan ahead and arrange a sober ride.  Impaired driving crashes have devastating, violent, and permanent consequences.  Protect your freedom and safety this summer – If you drink, don’t drive,” said UHP Lt. Zachary Randall. 


WHEN: Tuesday, July 2nd, 2024, at 10:00 a.m.
 

WHERE:
Salt Lake County Oxbow Jail
3148 S 1100 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84119

WHO:
Mr. Jaison Jensen (Reformed DUI Offender)
Lt. Zachary Randall, UHP DUI Squad


MEDIA KIT:  Link to Campaign Materials & Crash Statistics
 

VISUALS:

  • Oxbow Jail Location
  • Campaign posters and creative elements
  • Officers in uniform with marked police vehicles
  • DUI/Drug/Alcohol/Crash Statistics

MEDIA CONTACT: 
Jason Mettmann
Communications Manager, Highway Safety Office
jmettmann@utah.gov , 801-664-7899