Waterville students learn dangers of DWI with mock crash

With prom season around the corner, students at Waterville High School got an important reminder about the dangers of drinking and driving on Friday.

Posted: May 4, 2018 5:21 PM

WATERVILLE – With prom season around the corner, students at Waterville High School got an important reminder about the dangers of drinking and driving on Friday.

The Waterville Fire Department teamed up with local first responders to demonstrate a mock DWI incident. Students watched their friends get saved from a two-car accident, while the mock drunk driver was given a sobriety test and arrested on scene.

One student who made it through the crash gave us her perspective on the simulation.

“Definitely you want to make sure the person you're going to drive with after prom, you want to make sure that you know them and you know that they haven't drank anything or done anything, because you want to make sure that you are safe,” said Waterville junior Paige Padula. “Just thinking about your parents and how they would feel if anything ever happened to you, the people that it would affect, it's really strong and it makes you rethink everything that you do.”

It took roughly 45 minutes to save the kids from the mock crash.

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