MOUNT DORA — Seniors and juniors from Mount Dora High School, located at 700 N. Highland Ave., will learn firsthand about the horrifying consequences associated with driving under the influence (DUI) at a Mock DUI Crash event on Tuesday, April 26, at 9:30 a.m.
Mount Dora High, in cooperation with the Lake County Community Traffic Safety Team, Lake County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies, will be hosting the Mock DUI crash event at the school’s football field.
The acclaimed program was designed to create a realistic setting of how an alcohol-related traffic accident can adversely impact the people involved. Through a dramatization of a DUI crash, the program provides a realistic look at the serious consequences of drinking and driving. According to safety officials, Mock DUI crashes help encourage students not to drink and drive. The program is held each year to coincide with the high school prom event, to serve as a sobering reminder for the students to seriously consider the implications of drinking and driving.
Those participating in the program include Mount Dora High’s students, parents and teachers. Agencies involved with organizing the program include the Lake County Board of County Commissioners, City of Mount Dora Fire and Police departments, Lake County Community Traffic Safety Team, Lake-Sumter Emergency Medical Services, LifeNet, Florida Highway Patrol, Office of the State Attorney-Fifth Judicial Circuit of Florida, Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Lake County Fire & Rescue Division, Florida Department of Transportation and Beyer’s Funeral Home.
The public is invited to attend this educational event. For more information, call Sgt. Tom McKane from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office at (352) 343-9481 or Noble Olasimbo at (352) 483-9092.