Pentagon Car Sales sponsors new BMW's for AADD
By Airman 1st Class Nick Wilson , 52nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs
/ Published July 22, 2010
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany --
Sometimes Airmen end up in situations where they drive somewhere, consume alcohol and end up leaving their vehicles stranded until they're sober enough to retrieve them.
Airmen Against Drunk Driving and Pentagon Car Sales have come up with a plan help these Airmen.
About three months ago, Pentagon Car Sales volunteered to provide Saber volunteers with two 2010 BMW X3's for the AADD program.
"The vehicles were donated so that individuals volunteering do not have to use their own personally owned vehicle to drive drunk Airmen home," said Glen Morrison, Pentagon Car Sales consultant.
"It took off great. It increased volunteers. The individual that volunteered was not using his or her own resources, car or fuel. All of this was provided and sponsored by Pentagon Car Sales," Mr. Morrison added.
The program works by means of two volunteers who drive to the location of the intoxicated Airman who called. One of the volunteers will drive the Airman's car while the other in the BMW X3 follows. Once the Airman is at home and the vehicle is parked, the two volunteers drive back to the base in the X3. This keeps the Airman from having to worry about leaving his or her car somewhere stranded.
"The advantage is that the Airman's car is not stranded somewhere. His car is home safely, he is home safely, and lives are saved," Mr. Morrison said.
"The program is a great idea. The benefit of us sponsoring the program is that it would encourage volunteers," Mr. Morrison continued.
"If you've drank too much, don't think it's too far for them or you'll be in trouble. Use the program because it saves lives," Mr. Morrison said.