High school students stage DUI accident

This week La Cañada High School students acted out some of their worst nightmares, pretending to die in a car accident or get arrested for drunk driving as part of a demonstration put on by a host of local law enforcement and public safety agencies.

“Every 15 Minutes” is a traveling show meant to highlight the dangers of driving while impaired. It derives its name from a statistic showing that one person in the United States dies every 15 minutes as a result of an incident involving alcohol.

The entire high school student body took part in the event, which included a staged accident on Oak Grove Drive, a staged DUI arrest and criminal hearing and talks by people who truly have been victims of drunk drivers. The California Highway Patrol runs the program.

-- Bill Kisliuk, Times Community News

Twitter: @bkisliuk

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