Students learn consequences of drinking and driving

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FALL CREEK, Wis. (WEAU) -- Area high school students received a first hand-look at what can happen if you drink and drive.

Students at Fall Creek participated in a mock car crash.

Organizers say students play the parts of an intoxicated driver and a critically hurt prom date.

Mayo Clinic Health System is partnering with schools and local organizations to show students a trauma scene and the consequences of driving drunk.
School leaders said the scene of the crash stirs up many emotions with students.
"Unfortunately, some kids have personal experiences, brings up a lot of feelings with them and others we hope it gets them to think differently about making different choices," said SADD Advisor Laura Volbrecht.
Altoona, Eau Claire, Augusta, and Bloomer schools are also participating in mock crashes.

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