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Rialto Police and Carter High School host “Every 15 Minutes”

May 30, 2023 | Community News, Events, General, News Releases

Rialto, Calif – The Rialto Police Department in conjunction with Carter High School, will conduct a simulated drunk driving collision on Tuesday, April 25th, 2023 at approximately 9:30 a.m. as part of the educational “Every 15 Minutes” program. The anti-DUI presentation will focus on the reality and consequences of underage drinking and driving. The presentation will include a re-enactment of a drunk driving collision involving students from Carter High School. Carter High School will participate in the two-day educational program designed to expose students to all facets of what occurs during a drunk driving related collision and traumatic post effects of these incidents. During the mock collision there will be a high concentration of emergency vehicles in the area. We would like to ensure the public is aware this is a mock emergency incident and no real emergency exists.

The second day, April 26th, will consist of an assembly/mock funeral for the students participating in the previous day’s collision. The assembly will begin at 10:00 a.m. The focus of the assembly stresses how the decision to consume alcohol can affect many more people than just the one who drinks. This very emotional and heart-wrenching event will illustrate to students, the potentially dangerous consequences of alcohol use, regardless of how casual they believe their use may be.

This event is conducted by the Rialto Police Department, with support from California Highway Patrol, the Rialto Fire Department and many other community partners and affiliates. Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Highway Patrol.

This event is a closed event and includes temporary road closures. Expect delays in the area near Carter High School on April 25th, 2023.

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