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Alcohol Awareness re-enactment at REL

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Monday some local high school students were apart of a re-enactment to show the dangers of drinking and driving.

Fire fighters, police and emergency medical personnel were on the scene to show what really happens when kids drink and get behind the wheel.

The re-enactment showed some local kids who drank and drove the night of their prom. One truck in the re-enactment was hit head on by a sedan. The driver of the sedan had been drinking, he was given a field sobriety test and failed. He was then arrested and taken away.

Some others did not make it, like one student who was thrown through the windshield of the car. He laid dead on the hood with the grim reaper watching overhead. His parents were called to the scene and were devastated when they saw their child. The passenger of the sedan was searched and was found to be possessing marijuana. She was arrested on the scene. Her mother explains to us how she felt when she saw her daughter handcuffed and taken away.

It's weird, I know it's a re-enactment, but at the same time it made an impact on me as well.

Some kids did survive and had to be extracted from the vehicle by fire fighters. One was taken to the local hospital by an ambulance, the other air lifted with an ETMC helicopter.

All in all, the message to take away from this demonstration is loud and clear. Don't drink and drive!

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