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Letter — High School Students need to understand Reality


In response to the students who protested the “Every 15 Minutes” presentation, I say this: I work in a Sheriff/Coroner’s Office and I have been a volunteer EMT both for about 12 years. I have seen the reality of drunk driving. If you’re so upset about a mock incident, how will you react when the real thing happens? You kids NEED to know the realities and ramifications of driving under the influence. Protesting and resisting is not going to make them go away. You all had the comfort at the end of knowing your friends were OK. In the real world, you won’t have that comfort.

I have been at crash scenes, I have seen the real blood and the twisted metal and the grieving families and friends. What you saw only touched the surface of reality.

Please, please, please remember vividly the images that you saw that day, keep them where you can bring them forth if you or someone you are riding with has been drinking. Instead of being angry and protesting something you thought went too far, think of how far it could go in real life.

Christine Branscombe

Support Services Coordinator

Alpine County Sheriff’s Office

Member, Alpine County Volunteer EMS

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