Nevada DUI Task Force commends volunteers |

Nevada DUI Task Force commends volunteers

Staff Report
Those recognized by the Northern Nevada DUI TAsk Force for their assistance include, from left, The attached picture was taken 8/26/14 at the Fallon VIP, held at the Fallon Convention Center. Pictured left to right are: Glen Perazzo, Churchill High National Honor Society teacher/sponsor; Skylar Jones, NHS volunteer; Joseph Jamieson, NHS volunteer; Emma Thomas, NHS volunteer;; Adam Wadsworth, NHS volunteer; Jennifer Loretto, DUI victim speaker who was injured in Carson City; and Laurel Stadler, rural coordinator, Northern NV DUI Task Force.

The Northern Nevada DUI Task Force presents their Victim Impact Panel twice a year in Fallon.

This is a court-ordered program for convicted DUI offenders. Several volunteers are needed to facilitate the program and the Task Force partnered with the Churchill High School National Honor Society (NHS) for the last two panels.

“Having local volunteers to help with our program has been invaluable,” said Laurel Stadler, rural coordinator for the program.

She also said Glen Perazzo, a teacher and NHS sponsor, has been very helpful in coordinating the student volunteers and ensuring their timely assistance at the event.

Stadler went on to say that guests from the community are always welcome to attend the program. The Task Force is also looking for victim speakers for the Victim Impact Panel. At the panel, injured victims of DUI crashes or surviving family members of deceased victims share, in a heart-felt way, how the crash has impacted their lives. The goal of the panel is to reduce recidivism among DUI offenders and have the offenders NOT commit the crime of DUI again.

For information on the VIPs or the DUI Task Force, call Stadler at 775-883-4715 or check the website at