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Mock DUI Crash event set for May 17 at South Lake High

RELEASE DATE: April 27, 2011

GROVELAND — Students from South Lake High School, located at 15600 Silver Eagle Road in Groveland, will learn firsthand about the horrifying consequences associated with driving under the influence (DUI) at a Mock DUI Crash event on Tuesday, May 17, at 9:30 a.m.

South Lake 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 South Lake High’s students, parents and teachers. Agencies involved with organizing the program include the Lake County Board of County Commissioners, City of Groveland 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, Safe Climate Coalition of Lake County and Brewer & Sons 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.

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More Information:
Chris Patton
Office: (352) 253-6522; Cell: (352) 267-2104
pattonc@lake.k12.fl.us
http://www.lake.k12.fl.us

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Kelly Lafollette
Information Outreach Director
Office: 352-343-9603; Cell: 352-455-0445
klafollette@lakecountyfl.gov

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