NPHS shows students the dangers of DUI

NPHS held their annual DUI reenactment this past Wednesday to show seniors the dangers of driving under the influence.

Submitted Photo by Sam Santangelo

NPHS held their annual DUI reenactment this past Wednesday to show seniors the dangers of driving under the influence.

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TOWAMENCIN- The wail of sirens resounded outside of the North Penn High School bus circle during third period this past Wednesday. The entire senior class gathered there and watched the annual DUI, driving under the influence, reenactment. The reenactment highlights the dangers of DUI and showcases an example of what a potential DUI crash could look like.

The Reenactment included volunteers from the Police and Fire Department who were able to recreate the scene, including an emergency helicopter landing and take off. The events are supposed to show realistic imagery as a way for seniors to better understand the scale of a DUI crash.

Submitted Photo by Sam Santangelo

“It’s important that we encourage students to make wise choices. Especially for seniors with prom, graduation, and, for the students planning on going, senior week. If it changes the mind of a student to make a wise choice, then that’s a great thing,” said Mr. Pete Nicholson, North Penn High School Principal. 

Shortly after the reenactment, Judge Andrea Duffy briefly talked about the more legal perspective that a DUI can have and the potential impact. She explained the ways that a DUI can affect someone’s permanent record and the troubles underage DUIs can cause.

“I try to portray a realistic understanding of what happens when you get involved with drugs and drinking underage. We live in a much scarier and different world with social media popularizing drug use and making access to parties easier for strangers and drugs to get involved when never intended,” said Judge Duffy.

DUI is a serious issue that impacts many. Along with physical and legal damages, victims, and even the driver, is often left emotionally changed from the experience. The DUI reenactment is a way to discourage students from making a poor choice with such an extreme and dire consequence.

 

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