Mock DUI crash staged to help prevent real thing

CONSEQUENCES EXPOSED-Local civil servants teamed up with other organizations recently to stage a mock DUI scene to heighten awareness of the consequences of drinking and driving among local high school students.(Photo submitted)

CELINA-The Clay County Anti-Drug Coalition and Clay County High School SADD (Student’s Against Destructive Decisions) in collaboration with the Clay County Sheriff’s Department, Clay County EMS, Clay County Rescue Squad, Hermitage Springs Fire and Rescue, and Air Evac recently staged a simulation of a DUI crash at the Clay County High School.

The crash was held before the Clay County High School prom night in the hope that teens would think about the consequences of drinking and driving or being a passenger in a car driven by someone who has been drinking.

Traffic crashes are the number one killer of American teens, with 3,000 deaths every year–that’s eight every day, and 31% of these teen crashes are alcohol related.

Lack of seat belt use coupled with inattention and distractions are preventable, and are responsible for the deaths of thousands of teens each year.