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Paulding Resident Shares Family's DUI Pain to Launch GOHS Campaign

Jason Anavitarte, a Paulding County resident, spoke Wednesday of the pain DUI has caused his family, during the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Saftey Designated Driver statewide kickoff campaign.

Jason Anavitarte, a community relations leader with Kaiser Permanente, Paulding County resident, and former Doraville City Council member, spoke Wednesday of the pain DUI has caused his family. Anavitarte's brother Joshua was killed by a drunk driver in a March 3, 2002 crash. Anavitarte said the visit he and his mother received the following morning by Doraville and Atlanta police "changed who we are, even today."

"Please think about who you're impacting when you decide to take your keys and get into a car after you've been drinking," Anavitarte urged.

Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Saftey (GOHS) Director Harris Blackwood kicked off a statewide media tour, urging Georgians to find a designated driver for their St. Patrick's Day celebrations.

"A DUI could cost you a pot of gold," and "luck won't get you home safely after a night of drinking," Blackwood said.

For more information, visit the GOHS website.

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