Anti-drunk driving PSA from RI State PD to air Tuesday

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A TV spot from the Rhode Island State Police, showing the devastating consequences of drunk driving, will air during several local newscasts Tuesday evening, ahead of the long Thanksgiving weekend.

The 2-minute spot, part of the state police’s “Beyond the Crash” initiative, includes graphic images showing the aftermath of several drunk-driving crashes. Several state troopers recount their experiences responding to such crashes, and the emotional impact they leave on them.

The Wednesday night before Thanksgiving is one of the heaviest drinking nights of the year, according to police.