Drinking And Driving Drill Staged At Local School


By KMVT News

Castleford, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) Local high school students are learning what can happen should they choose to drink and drive.

The Twin Falls Police Department, in conjunction with the Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office, gave students in Castleford a real life demonstration on the procedures they go through while on the scene of a drunk driving call.

Students also took part in the Every 15 Minutes program, where every 15 minutes students experience what it’s like to lose a classmate to drunk driving.

Sergeant Dan Thom hopes the drill will save lives.

"To bring it home, put it in their face, and show them that it can actually happen to them, is kind of an eye opener. That’s the goal we're trying to work at here. Open their eyes, see if they can make a change in their life. If they just don't drive under the influence, that's the success for us today," he explains.

This is the first year this live demonstration has taken place in Castleford.

Both agencies even had one of the fake victims life flighted via a St. Luke's Hospital helicopter.

Students also attended an assembly where a representative from MADD - Mothers Against Drunk Driving - talked about how drinking and driving has impacted her life.

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