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DWI Education Program at Local Schools

Choices and Consequences, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice’s driver-education program aimed at teaching high school students about the dangers of drunk and reckless driving, will be presented this month at both Massapequa and Plainedge High Schools

 

The presentation at Plainedge will be on Friday, March 5 at 9 a.m., while the same program will be at Massapequa High School on Monday, March 8 at 9:00 a.m.

Each presentation features a 90-minute slideshow and interactive speech by a Nassau County Assistant District Attorney, as well as testimony from actual young people who have been arrested for drunken and reckless driving, spent time in jail, and seen the consequences of their actions. Each presentation ends with a skit performed by students and a demonstration by a Nassau County Police Officer of the criminal process drunk and reckless drivers must go through after arrest. The DA’s program has visited more than 100 schools since its inception in 2006.

“Car crashes are the number one cause of death for young people between the ages of 15 and 24 years old,” Rice said. “I believe we can and must do something about that. By educating young drivers about the realities of the road and the consequences of poor decision making, we can reduce the number of fatalities and injuries we see each year.”

For more information on Choices and Consequences, visit: http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/DA/drdprevention.html.