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UC San Diego Trauma Division joined Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD), San Diego Sheriff's and Police Department, and San Diego District Attorney and County Probation to kick off the 2011 holiday drunk driving crackdown at a media event on November 16, 2011 at Pacific Nissan in Pacific Beach.
Jeanne Lee, MD, and city leaders join together to fight traumatic injury and death due
to drunk driving .
Nationally in 2009, between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, 879 people were killed by drunk drivers with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher. In total that same year, nearly 11,000 people were killed and more than 350,000 people were injured in drunk driving collisions.
Dr. Jeanne Lee, MD, FACS, trauma surgeon, UC San Diego Health System, spoke to the media on UCSD Trauma Center's role in caring for patients that have sustained life threatening injuries due to drinking and driving. She talked about having to console the families whose loved ones have been injured or killed in collisions where drivers are impaired. In the photo, behind Dr. Lee are Bonnie Dumanis, San Diego County District Attorney, Lawrence McKinney, Assistant Police Chief, Mack Jenkins, San Diego County Chief of Probation, and Sheriff William Gore, San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. Dr. Lee urged everyone to pledge to drive safely and soberly this holiday season.
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