Johnson students witness mock drunk driving accident
"Just don't do it. Don't drink and drive," said Bexar County Sheriff Susan Parmaleau. "I would hate for you to change the course of your life or someone else's."
The Bexar County sheriff issued a strong warning to the Johnson High School students February 20. Juniors and seniors watched the Shattered Dreams mock drunk driving accident staged in a campus parking lot. They watched their friends involved in the program as they were rushed off to hospitals by ambulance and AirLife. They watched one student get handcuffed and taken to jail by police. Another was taken away in a Porter Loring Mortuary hearse.
Some students were crying by the end of the presentation. The emotional and realistic demonstration is meant to show students that there are serious consequences for driving drunk.
The accident on Thursday was followed by a memorial service for the victim. Juniors and seniors watched as pallbearers brought in the body of the student who "died" in the crash. His parents were also in attendance.
The Johnson PTSA organized the event. They hope this message will help students make better decisions.
Rescue crews respond to the accident staged on the Johnson campus.
Students watch as a medical responder checks the "victim" for a pulse.
Police perform a sobriety test on the driver.
A victim is strapped to a stretcher before she's loaded into an ambulance.
The Living Dead represent the number of people killed by drunk drivers.
Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau spoke to students about the dangers of drinking and driving.
Posted on February 24, 2014