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Prom-Goers Learn Not To Drink and Drive

It's prom season, and students at Davenport North High School are getting ready to celebrate. On Friday, a group of students and emergency crews helped teenagers prepare by reminding them what can happen if they choose to drink and drive. 

Sam Dunklau reports hundreds of students watched a crash simulation unfold.

Davenport High School students expect prom night to be full of fun and dancing. But, that can all change in the blink of an eye.

A mock car crash caused by drunken driving was staged in the school's parking lot. Every two years, they present it for juniors and seniors attending prom, where the likelihood of drinking and driving is high, as a way of encouraging them to celebrate responsibly.

Senior Josh Voelkersled a student executive committee that organized the simulation. Hehopes the mock crash persuades his classmates to make the right decision, and not a deadly one. 
 Davenport fire and ambulance crews, police, and a local funeral home participated in the simulation. More than 250 students bought tickets for the "Midnight Masquerade" prom at Davenport's River Center. I'm Sam Dunklau.

I am currently a senior at Augustana College, majoring in Multimedia Journalism and Mass Communication with a minor in Creative Writing. I serve as the General Manager for WAUG.fm, Augustana's online student radio station and have worked as an intern and DJ at Studstill Media Group. I report on local news for WVIK and am honored and excited to be a part of the news team. I hope to pursue a career in radio broadcasting and an eventual master's degree in English or Communications.
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