Simulated DUI response underscores dangers of drinking and driving

  • Wed Jun 14th, 2017 8:30am
  • News

Juanita High School, the Kirkland Police Department, the Kirkland Fire Department and Airlift Northwest coordinated a simulated DUI response event to get students thinking about the consequences of drinking and driving. Courtesy photo

Emergency responders teamed up with drama students at Juanita High School (JHS) on June 1 to re-enact a DUI head-on collision.

The effort aims to get students thinking about the consequences of drinking and driving. It also emphasizes the importance of wearing a seatbelt.

The experience was coordinated by JHS, the Kirkland Police Department, the Kirkland Fire Department and Airlift Northwest.

Students sat mostly silent as the scene unfolded, occasionally wiping away a tear.

After the re-enactment, a father shared the personal experience of his own son’s death. Students returned to their classrooms to debrief and reflect on their reactions.

This is taken from a Lake Washington School District news release.