'Every 15 Minutes' program re-enacts DUI collisions to teach about the dangers behind the wheel

Program is targeted to teenages

ARVIN, Calif. - A two-day event in Arvin is focusing on the dangers that inexperienced driving can have when mixed with underage drinking.

The "Every 15 Minutes" program is being targeted to high school juniors and seniors. The event will re-enact very graphic and realistic DUI collisions and will even include completely wrecked cars, wounded people, simulated deaths and all other areas associated with rescue and emergency personnel.

The DUI program will be taking place at Arvin High School on Thursday March 13 at 10:30 a.m., and Friday, March 14 at 8:30 a.m., with day one taking place at the school's football field. Day two will take place inside the auditorium.

During the first day, a mock DUI crash/arrest will take place outside in the field, while on day two, an empty casket at a student's funeral will be demonstrated, along with the effects of a DUI crash.

The event is organized by the Arvin High School staff and volunteer students, the California Highway Patrol, the Kern County Fire Department and the Kern Medical Center, among others. 

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