Drunk Driving

By: Kate Gaier
By: Kate Gaier

The Thomasville Police Department is hitting the streets as part of a campaign against the dangers of drinking and driving.

Officers set up the "drunk and dangerous" demonstration at the Blue Bell plant so truck drivers could see what it's like to drive impaired.

Rachelle Denmark says, "We are also letting them know that if they do decide to take a drink and get behind the wheel of a car, much less a huge semi truck, what can happen."

As part of the simulation the goggles are designed to see through the eyes of a drunk person, even more reason you shouldn't be on the road after drinking. The goggles were donated to the Department by Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

Once the glasses are placed over a driver’s eyes they will be able to see what it looks like to be legally drunk, which is anywhere between two and four drinks depending on your body size and metabolism rate.

Drivers at the Blue Bell plant participated in the demonstration to experience firsthand what driving under the influence feels like.

Bryan Howell says, "It's terrible; I couldn't judge distance or speed of anything, so it's not good for driving like that."

Robert Ouzts says, "I definitely won't be drinking and driving. It's definitely eye opening. I'm glad they came out here and provided this for us today."

For these drivers, one day of demonstrations creates a lesson that will last a lifetime.

The Thomasville Police Department says they do the "drunk and dangerous" presentations frequently throughout the community to raise awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving.


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