Auburn-Washburn Students Witness Dangers of Driving Drunk

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

A realistic reminder for teens Wednesday about the dangers of drinking and driving.

Washburn Rural High School's Students Against Destructive Decisions staged a mock crash outside the school. It was meant to show the real consequences of getting behind the wheel after drinking.

The message hits close to home for WRHS SADD President Ciara Turner. She says her father died in an alcohol-related crash, and she wants students to see the consequences getting behind the wheel after drinking can have. She says she wants her peers to realize it can happen to anyone at any time.

Auburn-Washburn School District's police officer Jerry Targett says he believes seeing the mock wrecks does have an impact. He says he hopes students will remember the scene when they're faced with peer pressure.

The Shawnee County Sheriff's Office, Kansas Highway Patrol, Mission Township Fire Department, AAA of Kansas, American Medical Response and Lifestar all helped with the event. In addition to the crash scene, Targett also talked about the legal consequences of driving drunk.

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