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Inglemoor High School students get visual lesson in DUI mistakes
As high school prom and graduation night approach, so do the chances that a teenage student will make a deadly decision to drink and drive. In an effort to help remind students of the consequences of such poor decisions, the Northshore Fire Department, Kenmore Police, Shoreline Medic One, Washington Network for Innovative Careers (WaNIC), Airlift NW and AMR Ambulance Services presented a dramatic accident scenario to the senior class of Inglemoor High School.
For more than fifteen years the senior class has witnessed a graphic re-enactment of a serious traffic accident involving two vehicles. Inglemoor High School students enrolled in the drama and WaNIC programs were able to participate as victims and work alongside the simulated rescue efforts made by fire, medical and police personnel. Following the dramatization, speakers addressed the senior class and spoke about how their lives have been changed forever because of someone’s poor choice to drink and drive.
The live demonstration allowed the seniors to fully experience first-hand the potential impact that driving while impaired can have for them, their friends and their families. On the weekend before their senior prom, it is critically important for the students stop and think about their future and the potential life changing choices they will have to make.