Valley View students get realistic look at drinking and driving

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

EAST lab students atValley View High School put on a "mock car wreck" with the help oflocal emergency responders.

More than 700 students gota realistic look at what could happen when someone decides to behaveirresponsibly.

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

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

The Jonesboro Police Department, FireDepartment, Medic One and Air Evac representatives participated in the mockscene.

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