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Students learn of the dangers of DUI

Every single day, students across Colorado drive to school. In addition to driving to school, they often drive to after-school events and activities that many teenagers participate in. For the most part, these teenage drivers adhere to traffic laws and do what they are supposed to do. However, at times, they do become distracted by what their friends are doing and sometimes do not realize the consequences that go along with drinking and driving that can lead to charges of DUI.

Recently, students at one Colorado school participated in a program that was designed to alert teenagers to the dangers of drinking and driving. Students pretended to have been involved in an accident that was caused by a drunk driver. One student supposedly lost his life as a result and several others were seriously injured.

A helicopter rescue unit was on the scene to transport injured parties as needed. Additionally, rescue teams attempted to extract injured parties as a part of the demonstration. The purpose of the entire presentation was to alert students to the dangers of drinking and driving. As a result of the presentation, students at Loveland High School were able to recognize the disastrous consequences of such actions.  

The fact that high school students are not legally able to drink does not prevent some of them from doing so. Then, in addition to drinking, some of these underage individuals decide to drink and then drive. When this happens, the possibility of them being charged with DUI is great. If this happens, it will be necessary for the accused individual to answer to the charges before a Colorado court of law.

Source: reporterherald.com, "Mock fatal car crash alerts Loveland High School students to risks of drunken driving", Sam Lounsberry, April 20, 2017

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