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Photos: Capo Valley High Mock Prom DUI

Capistrano Valley High School hosts a mock car accident to teach students not to drink and drive.

Editor's note: Until the end of 2011, Patch will be republishing some of the year's best photo essays in Mission Viejo.

Friends Against Drinking and Driving hosted its 20th anniversary mock car accident at Thursday morning.

The point was to teach students the heavy price they pay when they choose to drink and drive. FADD got some help from the Associated Student Body and the Orange County fire and sheriff's departments.

The performance was coordinated by students Alicia Badley and Jordyn Berk.

"I am glad that the performance had a huge impact on the students," Badley said.

See photos above.

Students watching the performance got to see and feel what it was like to lose their friends to a drunk driving accident.

"It was a huge eye opener," said 17-year-old student Katie Huish.

Shripathi Kamath May 31, 2011 at 03:51 PM
To appreciate Panglonymous's point, consider that you know of Natalie Holloway and Elizabeth Smart, but that you probably never heard of Alexis Patterson or Kayleah Wilson. Don't go googling now to find out who they are.
Panglonymous June 01, 2011 at 03:19 PM
Thank you, Brother Shri, for that half-open can of worms. Every good site should be stocked with them.
shelly June 01, 2011 at 06:54 PM
Shripathi Kamath, Yes, I know and it is unfortunate that attractive, young, caucasian females get more media and law enforcement attention than those who may be less attractive or a minority. This is a societal issue that is deeply rooted and we all need to work on it. The girls are in the prom dresses because prom is a night when many teen DUI crashes and deaths have occurred.
Shripathi Kamath June 01, 2011 at 07:04 PM
@shelly, do not confuse an observation of reality with being comfortable with it. @Panglonymous, I never pay retail for bait.
shelly June 02, 2011 at 03:23 PM
I am not confusing. I don't think any of us should be comfortable with it.

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