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AAA East Central Partnering with National and Local Safety Experts for Northeast Ohio Drugged Driving Summit


Independence Ohio, Transportation & Traffic Safety

What: AAA will gather local and national experts to discuss topics including Ohio’s changing drug landscape, challenges behind drug screening, combating illegal drugs & legalized marijuana, and best practices in bordering states for addressing drugged driving.  The goal of the Summit is to study the issue and open a dialogue specific to Northeast Ohio to increase education and ultimately reach zero impaired driving fatalities.

WHO:  National and Ohio experts include:

  • Jake Nelson, Director, Traffic Safety Advocacy & Research, AAA National Office
  • Lt. Neil Laughlin, Cleveland District Criminal Patrol Commander, Ohio State Highway Patrol
  • OSHP TFO Terry Helton, Drug Enforcement Administration
  • OSHP Trooper Josh Craft, Ohio DRE/DECP Assistant State Coordinator
  • Eric Fashano-Soltis, Criminalist, Ohio State Highway Patrol Crime Lab
  • Lt. Robert C. Gable, Cleveland Post Commander, Ohio State Highway Patrol
  • The Honorable Christine Croce, Summit County Common Pleas Court
  • Troopers and officers from NE Ohio & Pennsylvania

Thursday, August 23, 2018
9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Embassy Suites/Cleveland-Rockside,
5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio

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For More Information, Contact:
Jim Garrity, Public & Community Relations Manager
Desk: 412-365-7274 / Cell: 412-905-9021 / Email:


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