Sutherlin High Schoolers get first hand look at dangers of drinking and driving
SUTHERLIN, Ore. - Students at Sutherlin High School got an important lesson about drunk driving on Monday.
The Sutherlin Police Department teamed up with the Oregon Department of Transportation to warn kids about the consequences of drinking and driving. They also brought in testimonies and a wrecked car to give students some real-life examples. Police hope students walked away with a new perspective on the dangers.
"It's not the drivers that actually end up dying, a lot of the times it's their passengers." said Ashley Alliman, with the Sutherlin Police Department. "That's kind of one thing we really want to instill on the kids is that they're responsible for themselves, as well as responsible for the people they have with them."
Sutherlin Police also hope the presentation will be a good reminder for students not to drink and drive leading up to prom this weekend.