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Glenbard students view mock DUI crash

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  • A student-actor playing a victim in a mock DUI crash is removed from a car Wednesday as part of the annual Operation Safe Celebration staged by the Carol Stream police and fire departments at Glenbard North High School.

       A student-actor playing a victim in a mock DUI crash is removed from a car Wednesday as part of the annual Operation Safe Celebration staged by the Carol Stream police and fire departments at Glenbard North High School.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • The Carol Stream Police Department and Carol Stream Fire Protection District stage a mock DUI fatal car crash Wednesday at Glenbard North High School.

       The Carol Stream Police Department and Carol Stream Fire Protection District stage a mock DUI fatal car crash Wednesday at Glenbard North High School.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Glenbard North High School drama student Lizzie Dahlquist performs Wednesday during a mock DUI fatal car crash demonstration staged by the Carol Stream police and fire departments.

       Glenbard North High School drama student Lizzie Dahlquist performs Wednesday during a mock DUI fatal car crash demonstration staged by the Carol Stream police and fire departments.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Carol Stream firefighters remove the roof of a car Wednesday during a mock DUI fatal car crash demonstration to extricate a student actor playing a victim.

       Carol Stream firefighters remove the roof of a car Wednesday during a mock DUI fatal car crash demonstration to extricate a student actor playing a victim.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Students at Glenbard North High School watch a mock DUI fatal car crash demonstration, dubbed Operation Safe Celebration,Wednesday in advance of senior prom Saturday.

       Students at Glenbard North High School watch a mock DUI fatal car crash demonstration, dubbed Operation Safe Celebration,Wednesday in advance of senior prom Saturday.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Video: Students see mock DUI crash

 
Daily Herald report

Members of the Carol Stream police and fire protection districts staged a mock DUI crash scene Wednesday at Glenbard North High School to raise student awareness of alcohol use, particularly during prom season.

The annual demonstration, dubbed Operation Safe Celebration, took place in the school's parking lot, and featured student actors from the high school's theater department performing a scenario in which a student who has been drinking on prom night rams her car into another vehicle. In the scenario, two students die in the crash and others are injured.

Firefighters extricated students from the mangled vehicles and police demonstrated how they perform a sobriety test, making the student actor playing the driver "walk the line."

Officials from the police department, fire district, and DuPage County coroner's office spoke during the 30-minute presentation, which was viewed by students sitting in bleachers on the east side of the school.

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