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North Carolina BAT #7 – Breath alcohol testing unit

Matthews Specialty Vehicles is proud to have delivered their seventh vehicle in the “Booze It and Lose It” Fleet. This BATmobile (Blood Alcohol Testing Coach Style Vehicle) is the MSV 5000-102 series featuring increased usable interior space with 2 slideouts.

In 2014 the “Booze It and Lose It” campaign will celebrate 20 years in service of raising awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving, as well as the legal penalties associated with the offense. Matthews Specialty Vehicles is proud to be part of such as worthy cause. Even with the success of the last 20 years, nearly 8,500 have lost their lives in alcohol related vehicle crashes in North Carolina.

North Carolina has 9 dedicated DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) Task Forces staffed with officers trained in the identification and apprehension of drunk drivers. Currently these teams are located in the following counties: Brunswick, Buncombe, Columbus, Forsyth, Guilford, Mecklenburg, New Hanover, Robeson and Wake.

To learn more about the NC Governor’s Highway Safety Program please visit their website at: http://www.ncdot.gov/programs/GHSP/initiatives/boozeitandloseit/

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