Students witness the dangers of alcohol first-hand NWCTA participates in the "Every 15 Minutes"
On Thursday, March 14th and Friday, March 15th, students at the Northwest Career & Technical Academy witnessed first-hand the dangers that come with drinking and driving.
As part of the "Every 15 Minutes" program, a DUI crash reconstruction scene was established at NWCTA on 8200 W. Tropical at 7:30 a.m. "Every 15 Minutes" is a two-day program involving high school juniors and seniors that encourages them to think about personal safety when alcohol is involved, making mature decisions and recognizing that their actions affect others. It is based on the 1980's statistics that every 15 minutes someone was killed in an alcohol-related incident.
Two mangled vehicles were towed to the scene and four students were positioned inside as part of the DUI scene reconstruction. Fire department, medical personnel and police personnel assisted in the "rescue" of the participants using the jaws-of-life. A flight for life helicopter landed at the scene and transported one of the "Victims" to the hospital.
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