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Mock DUI highlights dangers of drinking and driving

Anais Gralpois helps friend Ally Ritcey during the Mercer Island High School mock DUI demonstration on Friday, Oct. 12. Students in the Drama 2 class, along with the Mercer Island Fire Department put on a demonstration showing the dangers of drinking and driving for the school. - Megan Managan/Mercer Island Reporter
Anais Gralpois helps friend Ally Ritcey during the Mercer Island High School mock DUI demonstration on Friday, Oct. 12. Students in the Drama 2 class, along with the Mercer Island Fire Department put on a demonstration showing the dangers of drinking and driving for the school.
— image credit: Megan Managan/Mercer Island Reporter

For anyone stumbling across the scene in the back parking lot at Mercer Island High School on Friday morning, it was a disturbing scene. Two cars, crumpled as if hit head on with people and blood surrounding the scene.

Students in the MIHS Drama 2 class depicted the chaos of an accident scene for the high school on Oct. 12, part of the school's annual mock DUI.

The scene: the driver of one vehicle, who was drunk, was driving a group of friends when he swerved and hit another vehicle full of students head on. The impact of the crash sent one student through the windshield, another suffered a broken leg and yet another lay outside the vehicle.

Narrated by Scott Logsdon of the Mercer Island Fire Department, the fire department responded as they would in a real accident.

The event, which the school and department have put on for over 10 years, showcases the dangers of drinking and driving.

Members of the Drama 2 class who participated in the event include: Kaya McRuer, Jason McRuer, Allie Ritcey, Greg Callahan, Clayton Crawford, Chanarah Caupain, Andrew Padgett, Zoe Levin, Megan Guedel, Chris Goodwin, Anais Gralpois and Jay Rosenstein.

 

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