Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Every 15 minutes someone in US dies in DUI - related crash - California DUI presentation

California DUI attorney news

Riverside California DUI police, CHP California DUI officers and California Office of Traffic Safety California DUI staff will present ``Every 15 Minutes'' -- a program giving a ``realistic picture'' of a DUI-related fatal crash -- to Norte Vista High School students on Wednesday and Thursday, California DUI attorneys said.

The California DUI program's title is derived from statistics showing that someone in
the United States dies in a DUI-related crash every 15 minutes.

Beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, students will participate in a simulation of the various stages of a fatal collision, said California DUI lawyers.

Selected students will act as drivers and injured passengers during ``on- scene triage, DUI investigation and hospital treatment,'' California DUI lawyers are told.

Riverside Fire Department personnel, American Medical Response ambulance
crews and representatives the Akes Family Funeral Home will contribute to the
program, intensifying the experience, according to California DUI attorneys.

``At the conclusion of the collision scene, the participating students will be taken to Riverside Superior Court for the sentencing hearing of the DUI driver,'' Frasher said. ``Students will then begin an overnight retreat with activities designed to show the effects of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.''

At 10 a.m. Thursday, students who portrayed fatal victims will be reunited with their families during a senior class assembly, at which a video of the prior day's events will be shown, California DUI lawyers believe.

Law enforcement and victims' rights representatives will make presentations at the assembly, which is expected to conclude around noon, California DUI attorneys understand.