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Eleventh Annual Mock Fatal Crash
Broken PROMise

Event Teaches Teens Reality of Driving Under the Influence
As many senior proms and graduations are taking place, the Charleston Police Department will take the extra step to remind students of the grave consequences for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The police department will simulate a live DUI car crash involving teenagers that will result in a fatality.

Sissonville High School will undergo a transformation on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 beginning at 8:00 A.M. This demonstration is part of an effort to encourage students to be safe during the upcoming prom and graduation season. This is a powerful, real-life demonstration of what can happen when a seemingly innocent party with alcohol or drugs is mixed with driving.
Officers will demonstrate the initial interaction with a drunk driver. The Fire Department will extricate victims and Emergency Medical Services will transport victims into the school where the gymnasium has been transformed into a trauma unit.
Emergency room nurses and a licensed social worker from Charleston Area Medical Center, along with a trauma physician with CAMC will provide emergency medical care to the victims. Crash victims will be portrayed by theatre students from Sissonville High School. Volunteers from WV State University will portray the families of the victims.

In an effort to emphasize that breaking a promise not to drink and drive can lead
to disaster, this reenactment also includes a mock funeral, courtesy of Long and Fisher Funeral Home.
The police hope this powerful event will prevent drinking and driving among Sissonville High School students and their friends.


Contact Information:
Lieutenant Shawn Williams
Community Services Division
Office: 304-348-6470

The following is a list of volunteers who make with this worthwhile event possible

Charleston Auto Towing Service
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
Charleston Area Medical Center
Charleston Police Department
West Virginia Governorís Highway Safety Office
Metro Valley Highway Safety Program
Kanawha County Metro 911
Kanawha County Commission
Long and Fisher Funeral Home
Sissonville High School Faculty and Administration
Sissonville High School Drama Students
West Virginia State University Peer Counselors
Jill and Ralph Miller
Sissonville Volunteer Fire Department
Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority