Drunk Driving Event Urges Safety

OSKALOOSA — Drinking and driving can have serious consequences, from facing thousands of dollars worth of fines, having a permanent mark on
your record, to taking the life of another person while behind the wheel.

Oskaloosa High School seniors got a lifelike look at those consequences of drunken driving Wednesday in the parking lot of the high school. Each year, a mock accident is held before graduation in an effort to reinforce that drinking and driving is never the right decision to make. Students watched fellow students, firefighters, law enforcement and ambulance personnel reenact a drunken driving accident scene.

Oskaloosa has been doing the program for more than 20 years, making it a longstanding tradition at the school. The education program relies on donations and volunteers. The cars are donated and the firefighters and ambulance personnel contribute their time and equipment, he said.

The Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office, the Oskaloosa Fire Department, Mahaska Ambulance, Oskaloosa Community Schools, Bates Funeral Home
all helped to make this event possible.

Story provided by The Oskaloosa Herald


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