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04/01/04 - Longview

Pine Tree Holds Mock Drunk Driving Accident

  The tragic results of drinking and driving illustrated today in front of East Texas high students. Pine Tree high schoolers were shown this mock accident as part of a program called "Shattered Dreams".

  Police, fire, and emergency units participated in a scenario in which 3 people are killed in an accident due to a drunk driver. The purpose of the event was to educate students about the consequences of getting behind the wheel after drinking... and with the prom season approaching, many students are getting the message about making smart decisions.

  "I think we just need to look at the big picture and realize that some of the choices we're making, we don't need to make, and we need to look towards tomorrow and make positive choices" says Pine Tree senior Jordan Hillin. The drill was authentic right down to the driver of the vehicle being arrested and charged with D.U.I.

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