By: Dee McKinsey—
Who: The Delaware County Prevention Council and members of its PRIDE Team, county first responders, prosecutors, judges, members of the sheriff’s department and municipal police and other professionals.
What: Annual “Living Proof Presentation – a simulation of a fatal car crash involving alcohol.
When: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.., April 5th and 6th. Tours every 10 minutes, with the last tour at 8 p.m.
Where: Muncie Central High School
“Living Proof” is free and open to the public for parents and youth over the age of 13. Youth under the age of 13 are discouraged from attending because the event is frighteningly graphic.
The annual event is in recognition of Alcohol Awareness Month and is put on by the Delaware County Prevention Council (DCPC), along with dozens of other organizations and 150 volunteers. The demonstration, featuring many members of the council’s PRIDE Team, is designed to teach the dangers of drinking and driving and discourage Delaware County youth from imbibing during spring’s parties, graduation and prom.
While it is illegal to drink under the age of 21 in Indiana, this reminds parents and teens the consequence they could face if they drink and drive through a series of realistic scenes. The event also reminds parents that hosting parties for those under 21 should be alcohol free.
For additional information call DCPC at 765-282-7988.
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