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Eustis High to host Mock DUI Crash event on May 3

RELEASE DATE: April 26, 2012

EUSTIS — Eustis High, in cooperation with the Lake County Community Traffic Safety Team, Lake County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies, will be hosting a Mock DUI crash event at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 3, at the school’s football field.

At this event, junior and senior students who attend Eustis High will learn firsthand about the horrifying consequences associated with driving under the influence. 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.

The agencies involved with organizing the program include the Lake County Board of County Commissioners, Eustis Police Department, Eustis Fire Department, Lake County Community Traffic Safety Team, Lake Emergency Medical Services, Life Net, Florida Highway Patrol, Office of the State Attorney-Fifth Judicial Circuit of Florida, Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Lake County Fire Rescue, Florida Department of Transportation and Beyers Funeral Home.

For more information about the Mock DUI Crash event, call Sgt. Tom McKane at 352-343-9481. For more information about the Lake County Community Traffic Safety Team, e-mail Cheryl Sutherland at csutherland@lakecountyfl.gov.
 

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Sgt. Tom McKane
352-343-9481

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