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The 2019 Candlelight Awareness Ceremony ​

CRASH VICTIMS HONORED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE JESSE WHITE AND
THE ALLIANCE AGAINST INTOXICATED MOTORISTS

As we celebrated the holiday season, the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists (AAIM) took part in the Candlelight Ceremony for the Victims of impaired and distracted driving crashes, sponsored by Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, co-hosted by AAIM.

This compassionate event was held on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at Our Lady of Hope Church, 9711 W. Devon Avenue in Rosemont, IL 60018. Attending the program and giving remarks, Secretary White, Bradley Stephens, Rosemont Mayor, and Donald E. Stephens III, Rosemont Superintendent of Public Safety.

Personal stories were shared by victims whose lives were forever altered by impaired and distracted driving.

Impaired Driving – Heather Lopez recounted the horrific crash that severely injured her husband, Illinois State Trooper, Manny Lopez, in September 2006.

Distracted Driving -  A moment of distraction by a sixteen-year-old boy led to a personal tragedy that took the life of John Carl Hauptman on Father's Day, June 17, 2018.

We all make decisions, sometimes the consequences of those decisions can be so final. We hope that sharing these stories make you think twice about driving impaired or reaching for a phone or texting while driving.

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