Old Saybrook holds mock drunk driving crash for students before prom

Old Saybrook police staged a mock crash drill to illustrate the dangers of drunk and drugged driving ahead of prom (WTNH)

OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. (WTNH)– A sobering reminder Thursday of the potential consequences of driving while drunk, high or distracted.

The Board of Education, police, and fire departments in Old Saybrook showed exactly what can happen. They held a mock crash Thursday morning just a couple days before prom.

“It’s really an eye opening experience for the students. They’re meeting in the auditorium right now and some are emotionally upset just witnessing this,” said Chief Jay Rankin, Old Saybrook Fire Department. “We just want them to know what’s involved. If they make bad choices and get involved with alcohol, then this is what could happen to them.”

The crash is a senior project for three high school students who are also junior firefighters.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s