On Saturday, November 5, Deputy Valarie Wright participated in the Project Sticker Shock kickoff press conference outside the Alexandria Community Services Board offices. Audience members heard from students and from law enforcement officials about the devastating results of underage drinking and of alcohol-impaired driving.
Following the press conference, Deputy Wright, Sheriff's Office volunteer Courtney Booterbaugh and other adults accompanied students to dozens of stores throughout Alexandria where they placed brightly-colored warning stickers on multi-packs of alcohol to remind adults it is illegal to purchase alcohol for anyone underage. With approval from store managers, JROTC students from T.C. Williams (below) stickered hundreds of multi-packs of beer and wine coolers.
Virginia ABC and the City’s Police, Recreation, Community and Human Services departments also participated in this year’s campaign. To learn more about the risks of underage drinking, visit SAPCA’s site and Virginia ABC’s Project Sticker Shock page.