The School Resource Unit of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department and Allies For Substance Abuse Prevention of Anderson County, or ASAP, in cooperation with Anderson County Schools, hosted a DUI Simulation Event on Friday morning for students at Anderson County High School.
Using DUI simulation goggles, students were able to see first-hand the effects of driving while under the influence, or DUI. These goggles simulate different levels of blood alcohol in a person’s system, a press release said. Students drove golf carts through a driving course and participated in field sobriety tests. All of the students who were “tested” could see how alcohol and drugs can seriously impair driving and coordination, the press release said.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol, Clinton Police Department, Anderson County EMS, Anderson County Rescue Squad, Andersonville Fire Department, Clinton Fire Department, and Lifestar, along with representatives with Anderson County Schools, were on hand for this event.
“School officials are thanked for hosting this event and special thanks go to Director of Schools Tim Parrott, Assistant Director Greg Deal, Safety Director Joe Forgety, Anderson County High Principal Andrea Russell, Assistant Principal Gary Terry, Assistant Principal Ben Downs, Assistant Principal Travis Freeman, Assistant Principal Jeni Irwin, and the members of the Anderson County Board of Education,” the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department said in the press release.
This DUI Simulation Event was coordinated by Anderson County High School Resource Officer Deputy Shawn Bannach, SRO Sergeant Wendy Garrison, and SRO Deputy Kim Lay.
“This event was held today as proms for both Anderson County and Clinton High Schools are tomorrow evening (Saturday evening),” the press release said. “All of our students attending proms are reminded the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department, the Tennessee Highway Patrol, and our local law enforcement agencies will be out in force to keep our roads and highways safe and accident free.”
The Sheriff’s Department thanked Tommy Thompson of Tommy’s Motorsports for providing the golf carts.
You can see two videos here and more photos below, courtesy of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department:
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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