Campaign To Stop Drunk Driving Targets Hispanic Community

A group is Lexington is continuing its campaign to convince people not to drink and drive.

They're targeting the Hispanic community, as organizers say many anti-drunk driving campaigns have targeted other groups in the past.

"Angelitos en Accion" has bought two billboards. One, on New Circle Road, is in Spanish. The other, on Versailles Road, is in English.

The organizer of the group, Ana Luna, lost her daughter in an accident five years ago, that was caused by a drunk driver.

She says it's important for the group's message to get across to the Hispanic community.

The group also held a event in Cardinal Valley park Sunday, designed as an alternative to drinking.

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  • by kelly Location: waynesburg on Aug 7, 2007 at 12:00 PM
    just think if they cant read english this means they cant read the stop sign or the yield or the school crosswalk signs either. when i was in Mexico i dont remember seeing anything written in English on the roads or pushing 1 for english when i was making a call to USA...
  • by Rick Location: Georgetown on Aug 7, 2007 at 09:16 AM
    Kentucky needs to pass laws to keep the illegals out. DO NOT allow them to buy vehicles unless they can show proof that they can read , write, and speak English. That will stop a lot of the drunk driving and rest of the crime that they brought with them from Mexico.
  • by Note to Nancy Location: Lex on Aug 7, 2007 at 05:51 AM
    If they can't understand the English language, they can't get a license, can't work in a society where English is the language which must mean they are illegal because you would have to understand English in order to pass the citizenship test. If they are legal, no problem. If they are illegal, deport them and DO NOT give them any help or you are an accessory to a crime since being here illegally is a crime. GET IT?
  • by NANCY Location: MT.STERLING on Aug 6, 2007 at 11:54 PM
  • by Glenda Location: Texas on Aug 6, 2007 at 10:45 AM
    In some cases an illegals can get a car without a social security number. It's a slap in our face because we have that and if we have bad credit we can't get a car or anything. They don't have credit or any kind of paper work and they can drive new cars and trucks. I think there is something wrong with this country when we will help outsiders and not our own people. Sorry but I don't consider an illegal is one of our own.
  • by KELLY Location: WAYNESBURG on Aug 6, 2007 at 09:34 AM
    oh they put up a check point then they posted it here online and everybody just avoided that area for the night, simple right.
  • by LISA Location: LEXINGTON on Aug 6, 2007 at 07:33 AM
    Stop selling them cars, a majority are illegal, no documentation, are paid with cash under the table,no drivers license, but can still go buy cars, have no insurance and drive, tell the city to put up a check point on Friday night on the corner of Alexander drive and Cambridge, or at Village drive, our jail would be over packed in an hour.
  • by Al Location: Lexington on Aug 6, 2007 at 07:02 AM
    I'm glad someone is targeting illegal aliens. Fayette County officials certainly aren't. Illegal alien drunk drivers kill an average of 12 Americans a day. Just think, that is far more than who are dying in Iraq every day!!!


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