Rangeley teens participate in mock drunk driving accident

RANGELEY, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Students at Rangeley Lakes Regional School took part in a mock accident on Thursday as part of the Arrive Alive Campaign aimed at promoting teen health and safety.

Members of the senior class and the school nurse were used to represent victims of a drunk driving accident as their peers looked on. Local emergency crews demonstrated the removal of victims from the wreck, including caring for two simulated dead bodies.

Rangely Fire Chief Tim Pellerin led an assembly following the demonstration where students were given the chance to reflect on the consequences of driving under the influence.

With the senior prom this Saturday, town and school officials hope to deter Rangeley teens from making choices that would lead to such tragic ends.

The campaign is a collaborative effort of the Rangeley Lakes Regional School, Rangeley Fire and Police Departments, as well as the North Star Ambulance and Wiles Funeral Home.


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