Valley View students get realistic look at drinking and driving - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Valley View students get realistic look at drinking and driving

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Students at one Region 8 High School are taking matters in their own hands, forcing fellow classmates to take a good look at the consequences of drinking while driving.

EAST lab students at Valley View High School put on a "mock car wreck" with the help of local emergency responders.

More than 700 students got a realistic look at what could happen when someone decides to behave irresponsibly.

"When they see the cars wrecked and their peers are in those wrecked cars hurt, even though it is just make believe, it kind of sends the message maybe I ought to think twice before I drink and drive." said Toni Hall, EAST Facilitator for Valley View High School.

Senior Ashley Carter says she hopes fellow students realize the impact something like this can have. ""I hope they see how this can affect their friends, family and just everyone around them."

The Jonesboro Police Department, Fire Department, Medic One and Air Evac representatives participated in the mock scene.

Copyright 2012 KAIT. All rights reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • ASP Foundation fundraising for new driving track

    ASP Foundation fundraising for new driving track

    Thursday, August 17 2017 11:23 AM EDT2017-08-17 15:23:08 GMT
    Thursday, August 17 2017 1:02 PM EDT2017-08-17 17:02:03 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    First National Bank hosted the first Arkansas State Police Foundation Golf Tournament.

    First National Bank hosted the first Arkansas State Police Foundation Golf Tournament.

  • Men need to be screened for prostate cancer

    Men need to be screened for prostate cancer

    Thursday, August 17 2017 11:21 AM EDT2017-08-17 15:21:49 GMT
    Thursday, August 17 2017 12:48 PM EDT2017-08-17 16:48:05 GMT
    (Source: KSWO)(Source: KSWO)

    Prostate cancer is commonly found among men and the American Cancer Society wants to encourage men to get yearly screenings.

    Prostate cancer is commonly found among men and the American Cancer Society wants to encourage men to get yearly screenings.

  • State board turns down agriculture school request, supporter says

    State board turns down agriculture school request, supporter says

    Thursday, August 10 2017 4:14 PM EDT2017-08-10 20:14:09 GMT
    Thursday, August 17 2017 6:39 AM EDT2017-08-17 10:39:07 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A plan to open an agricultural charter school in Weiner was denied Wednesday, a supporter of the project said. 

    A plan to open an agricultural charter school in Weiner was denied Wednesday, a supporter of the project said. 

Powered by Frankly