Whatcha think the guy in the previous post would say about this?
Eager to combat drunken driving during the holidays, police are distributing pint glasses embossed with the logo of the Bennington Police Department to bars and restaurants.
About 160 of the glasses, manufactured by Catamount Glass and donated to the department, are being given away in hopes that those using them will think twice about getting behind the wheel if they've had too many.
"It should give awareness to people and make them pay attention a little more," said T.J. Carmody, owner of Carmody's restaurant, which got three cases of the glasses last week. "We're not telling people they can't have a good time, just to be more responsible."
The glasses have one of four designs: a police patch, a special response team patch, a K-9 logo or a Bennington Police Department 150th anniversary badge logo.
Police Lt. Paul Doucette, who came up with the idea, said the department wanted to promote highway safety.
"One of the ways we let people know we're out there is through increased visibility," he said. "We don't want people driving impaired at all."