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Notre Dame students learn about dangers of drunk driving

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A mock DWI crash was put on at Notre Dame in Utica Wednesday. As prom season is upon us, the message to the 10th, 11th, and 12th graders is, don't drink and drive.

UTICA, N.Y. – Students at Notre Dame Junior Senior High School got a reality check on Wednesday about the dangers of drunk driving.

A mock DWI event was held for students in grades 10th - 12th grades as they prepare to attend prom and graduation parties at the end of the school year.

School officials worked with local law enforcement to set up a crash scene, with students acting as injured passengers.

There was even a mock funeral to show the worst-case scenario.

"Absolutely, you're reaching the right kids, you're sending the right message; it's always better to learn by seeing the light and looking at the example set here today than to learn the hard way,” said interim Principal Richard Ambruso.

Several other districts have held mock DWI events recently to encourage students to act responsibly during prom and graduation season.

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