North Side High School Students Learn Dangers of Drunk Driving Through Mock DUI Crash
JACKSON, Tenn. - Excitement and exhilaration for prom is in the air for North Side high school students, but so are the dangers of drinking and driving.
North Side high school faculty and staff and first responders came together to show these students the consequences of driving under the influence.
“Every 30 minutes, a teenager is killed in America due to a vehicular accident. We’ve got to stop it, it’s the greatest pandemic we have.”
Jackson police officer Ken Stone has been serving in law enforcement for over twenty years and has personally seen too many vehicle accidents caused by drunk driving.
“In 2020, there were over 35,000 fatality crashes that resulted in 38,000 deaths, just in the year 2020,” shares officer Stone.
“That number alone is shocking, and we’ve got to stop it. It’s all entirely preventable. If you’re too drunk to drive, call somebody, walk… don’t get behind that wheel and make that car into a 10,000-pound bullet.”
Officer Stone shares with 39 News that if this mock DUI crash can save at least one person, if one high school student takes something from this, it’s all worth it.
He hopes not only high school students, but everyone sees what can happen if you drink and drive.