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The Realities Of Driving Drunk

Sonora, CA — Students at Sonora High School were taught the consequences of D.U.I. driving.

A mock drill was held during the eight o’clock hour this morning in which two vehicles carrying students collided head-on. It is part of the annual “Every 15 Minutes” campaign that symbolizes that every 15 minutes someone dies in a D.U.I. accident.

The Sonora High students in the area of School Street were not told that this was a drill, and had to deal with the emotions of seeing their friends assisted by emergency personnel.

“There were a lot of tears and sober faces, so I think it grabbed their emotions,” says Todd Dearden, Sonora High Principal. “This drives home that you can’t get behind the wheel of a car if you have been drinking.”

Tomorrow Sonora High will hold an assembly to summarize the “Every 15 Minutes” program. Multiple area law enforcement agencies participated in today’s drill.

Written by bjhansen@mlode.com.