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|MEDIA/PHOTO ADVISORY/Washington Mutual on Fast Track to Promoting Safe Driving; Beat the Heat Team Member to Make Special Appearance|
WHEN: Friday, October 12 TIME: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM WHERE: Washington Mutual Financial Center 468 Rivershore Lane Eagle Local youth invited to free event to promote safe driving practices WHAT: In an effort to educate and teach Idaho's youth about the importance of respecting the rules of the road, Washington Mutual is proud to present a special appearance by Detective Bob Banta. Banta, one of Idaho's "fastest" police officers and a member of the Beat the Heat team, is gearing up to race his 140 mph Boise City Police Chevelle in the Halloween Classic at Firebird Raceway on October 20th. In addition to showing off his drag racing police car, Detective Banta will be talking about the important message behind Beat the Heat program which strives to help educate young drivers about respecting the law and showing them where racing is legal. Law enforcement officers in the Beat the Heat program also serve as role models and help to further enforce the message of saying no to drugs and alcohol. A true Halloween treat for racing and law enforcement fans, this event is bound to be a memorable afternoon as they will also have the opportunity to get autographs, sit in the display car and have their photos taken with Detective Banta.