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Mock DWI crashes raise awareness to students
Schools around the area, along with Fire, EMT, police, and other officials conducted mock DWI events to promote the dangers of drinking and driving.
Waterford Halfmoon and Waterford Fire Department staged a skit of a party of underage drinkers in the auditorium of the school. Then the event moved outside where a two car accident was staged. The "driver" was arrested for DWI, the injured was extricated by the Waterford Fire Department.
Afterwards a mock trial was set up back in the auditorium with Waterford Town Justice and Saratoga County District's Office.
Friday morning at Tamarac High School, students participated in a mock two car accident in an event organized by Mohawk Ambulance Service, Eagle Mills, Mountain View, Center Brunswick and Pittsfield Fire Department's, Kneer's Auto, the Rensselaer County Sherriff's and Coroner's Office.
"As an ambulance provider serving communities in Rensselaer, Schenectady, Saratoga and Albany counties we see the devastation caused by alcohol-related crashes firsthand," said Jim McPartlon, Vice President of Mohawk Ambulance Service. "Community organized events such as this are important to recognize and help remind us about the risks to ourselves and others when you drink and drive."
Argyle High School also held a mock DWI crash that was organized by Firefighters, EMT's and the Washington County Sheriff's office. Students re-enacted the aftermath of a drunk driving crash.