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REMINDER: Mock DUI Crash scheduled for Thursday

RELEASE DATE: March 28, 2006

TAVARES — Media representatives are invited to a Mock DUI Crash at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 30, at East Ridge High School, 13322 Excalibur Road, Clermont. Junior and seniors from this high school will learn firsthand about the horrifying consequences associated with driving under the influence (DUI) at this event.

East Ridge High School, in cooperation with the Lake County Community Traffic Safety Team, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies, are hosting the Mock DUI Crash at the high school football field. Those participating in the program include East Ridge High School students, parents and teachers. Agencies involved with organizing the program include the Lake County Board of County Commissioners, Lake-Sumter Emergency Medical Services, Lake County Community Traffic Safety Team, Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Lake County Fire Rescue Division, Clermont Fire Department, Clermont Police Department, Minneola Fire Rescue, Florida Department of Transportation, Budget Auto Parts, Lake County Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) Chapter and Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services.

Distinguished officials expected to attend the Mock DUI Crash include Lake County Commissioners Bob Pool and Debbie Stivender, Lake County Sheriff Chris Daniels and Howard Odor, president of the Lake County MADD chapter.

This event is closed to the public. For more information about the Mock DUI Crash, call Lou Ann Stubbs with East Ridge High School at (352) 242-2080.

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