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Gerda Gavrilis (cq) receives a plaque memorializing the death of her daughter Arlene Gavrilis at the hands of an impaired-driver June 4, 2005. Presenting the plaque is Peggy Catlin, far left, deputy executive director for the Colorado Dept. of Transportation (CDOT). Behind Gavrilis are the women who would have been her daughter's bridesmaids - (l. to r.) Krisann Bruton (cq, just left of Gavrilis), Sara Clausen (cq, behind Gavrilis, barely visible), Katie Kearns (cq, black top) and Amber Kernes (cq, far right). The group had assembled for a sobriety checkpoint dedication ceremony in memory of Arlene Gavrilis. The Aurora Police Department conducted a sobriety checkpoint just west of S. Buckley Rd. on eastbound Iliff Ave. from 9pm Friday to 3am Saturday dedicated to Arlene who was killed in the early morning hours June 4, 2005, a day that was to have been Gavrilis' wedding day. Her car was struck by another vehicle driven by an impaired driver traveling in excess of 100 mph. Arlene's fianc̩ Adam Hawkes could not attend the ceremony (he was out of state), but his mother, Ginger Thayer (cq, not shown), read a letter from Adam to the news media gathered at the dedication ceremony. NOTE: Aurora PD should be contacted for a final count of cars that passed through the checkpoint and the number of arrests that resulted. (MARK T. OSLER/SPECIAL TO THE ROCKY) **Gerda Gavrilis (cq), Amber Kernes (cq); Katie Kearns (cq); Sara Clausen (cq); Krisann Bruton (cq), Adam Hawkes (press release), Ginger Thayer (cq), Arlene Gavrilis (press release) ADD'L INFO: Amber Kernes (cq), 25 of Parker, Colo.; Katie Kearns (cq), 30, of Parker; Sara Clausen (cq), 25, of Lone Tree; Krisann Bruton (cq), 25, of Parker. Katie Kearns would have been Arlene's maid of honor.

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