Southeastern nursing students stage mock crash
Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
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BE SMART - DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE - Students from Southeastern Louisiana University School of Nursing staged a mock crash recently at Ponchatoula High School in preparation for prom season. Students from P.H.S., Independence High School and St. Thomas Aquinas High School were presented with a staged version of an automobile crash involving alcohol. The event encouraged students to make smart and healthy choices about drinking and driving, not just for prom, but for the rest of their lives. The Louisiana State Police, Ponchatoula Police, Fire and Rescue, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Department, Acadian Ambulance, and Geisler Funeral Home were all on hand to offer a realistic version of the consequences of drinking and driving. Numerous elected officials, including Coroner Rick Foster, offered first-hand knowledge of the dangers of drinking and driving.