Mock DWI crash has broad impact

By Dave Sherry

May 31, 2013 Updated May 31, 2013 at 10:29 AM EDT

Waverly, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Waverly High School's Students Against Destructive Decisions held a mock DWI accident to warn students about the dangers of drinking and driving.

Four students participated in Thursday's reenactment of a fatal crash resulting from a drunk driver.

Tenth, 11th and 12th-graders looked on as the driver was arrested, paramedics pulled two people from a vehicle using the jaws of life and one other was put into a body bag.

Even the participants were surprised by the intensity of the situation.

"When we got the roof cut off and there was glass just going everywhere, that was an eye opener," said Dana Langdon, a senior at Waverly High School and participant.

"Hopefully everyone just realizes how realistic and how quick this can actually happen," Patrick Gardner, another senior and participant, added.

Organizers emphasized this could just as easily have been a result of texting while driving, and urged students to make safe decisions while behind the wheel.