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Three thousand students to attend Muscogee Co. DUI Re-enactment

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COLUMBUS, GA - Paramedics, firefighters and law enforcement personnel in the Columbus area will present their 10 th annual DUI Crash Re-Enactment for area high school juniors on Wednesday, September 16 th at the Columbus Civic Center. The event is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. EDT.

Since its inception in 2000, organizers of the crash re-enactment have reached nearly 30,000 students with a powerful message concerning the consequences of drinking and driving. The event recreates, in real time, what happens in a crash caused by a teenager who makes the decision to drive after consuming alcohol. A large number of area public safety agencies will play a part in the recreation.

When the hands-on recreation is finished, students will be given a real taste of the life-changing events that can occur when an impaired driver climbs behind the wheel. Former University of Alabama running back Siran Stacy will tell the story of his family's late night encounter with a drunk driver. In November 2007, Stacy's wife and four of his five children were killed when their van was struck by an impaired driver travelling the wrong direction on a four-lane Alabama highway.

Members of the local chapter of the Emergency Nurses Association play a very small part in the annual DUI re-enactment but are big supporters in this effort to educate young drivers in our area and are extremely grateful for the job area public safety personnel do to protect the citizens they serve every day.

For more information on the Georgia State Council, look at our web site at www.gaena.org.

Source: Georgia Emergency Nurses Association

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