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Simulated crash, reading of obituaries teach Atascadero teens real-life danger of DUI

Posted at 11:47 AM, Apr 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-17 14:47:47-04

As the school year comes to a close, concerns rise about the potential for students to be involved in DUI-related crashes.

This week, a program at Atascadero High School is helping teens learn about the dangers first hand.

The program is called “Every 15 Minutes.” As part of the two-day scenario, students are removed from class every 15 minutes by law enforcement officers and obituaries are read.

The high school football field was staged Tuesday as the scene of a DUI crash. Wednesday, the students will attend an assembly on the field to see first-hand the impacts of drinking and driving.

The same program was held earlier this month at Orcutt Academy High School and Cabrillo High School.

The Every 15 Minutes program at Orcutt Academy High School featured a mock drunk driving crash. (KSBY photo)