Horrors of drunk driving depicted




West Hazel Dell — Wrecked vehicles, injured victims, blood and guts, death. They were all part of a staged May 29 "Stop Kids Intoxicated Driving" program, a graphic dramatization of the horrors of a fatal alcohol-related crash at Columbia River High School. Students portrayed victims and witnesses; there was a full emergency response, including extrication, a Life Flight helicopter, a criminal investigation and a drunk-driving arrest. There was even a distraught mother and a hearse for the dead. The scene unfolded before the entire junior and senior classes, to drive home a point as graduation and summer approach. Students also attempted sobriety tests while wearing special "drunk goggles."