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Safety week at A-State brings DUI simulator

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

A drunk driving simulator at Arkansas State University allowed for students to see what could happen if they drink and drive.

This week is National Campus Safety Awareness Week at Arkansas State.

The DUI simulator was put in place Tuesday to show what can happen and the consequences of getting behind the wheel drunk.

It also focused on the danger of texting and driving. 

Sergeant Traci Simpson with the University Police Department said this simulator can save lives.

“You know we all like to think we are invincible, you know that things like this can't happen to us,” Simpson said. “Bad things happen to good people, and we just want to kind of get the awareness out there to, you know, it's ok if you want to drink but use a DD to get you from point A to point B.”

The drunk driving simulator will be on campus Wednesday from 10 to 1.

Simpson gave a big thanks to the Kay's Foundation for the grant that allowed them to get the simulator for the week. 

Other events for the week include a domestic violence booth in the student union, an active shooter presentation, and cross walk awareness booth at a busy intersection on Friday. 

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