Organizers hope mock crash will convince kids to not drive drunk

SOUTH OTSELIC – Otselic Valley Central School District students bore witness to a mock crash on Wednesday, organized by OVCS driver education and chemistry teacher Patricia Graham with the aid of the District Attorney's Office, Public Defender's Office, Norwich City Police Department, Chenango County Sheriff's Office, South Otselic Fire Department and many others.

The mock crash was intended to dissuade high schoolers from drinking and driving by illustrating the potential consequences in a rather graphic manner.

The students exited the school to discover a station wagon and a SUV congealed into one another, their mangled front portions intertwined where the two vehicles supposedly collided.

Fake blood matted the station wagon's side below the open windows while the interior of the two vehicles contained a total of five unmoving students. Empty beer cans littered the ground surrounding the station wagon.

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