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Police Teach About Drunk Driving Dangers

EUGENE, Ore. — Experts says that every 15 minutes someone in the United States dies in an alcohol-related crash.

Even more stunning is the fact that alcohol-related collisions are the leading cause of death among teenagers.

Tuesday and Wednesday, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Oregon State Police and the Eugene-Springfield Fire departments will educate high school students about the importance of making mature decisions about alcohol. It’s called Every 15 Minutes, and it features a mock car crash with emergency responders.

Also, an assembly will be held Wednesday at North Eugene High School, narrated by Lane County Sheriff Tom Turner. Speakers who have lost loved ones to drinking and driving will also attend.

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