WCSO holds drunk driving simulator at CHS

CHIPLEY – The Washington County Sheriff’s Office held a drunk driving simulation exercise at Chipley High School wrapping up Red Ribbon Week.

With the help of Fatal Vision goggles that impair the wearers vision comparable to having a Blood Alcohol Content of .17 – .20, nearly three times the legal limit. Students took turns driving a golf cart around cones attempting not to run any over, today was not a good day for the safety cones who wound up hit more often than not.

Deputy Dakota Jarvis says this simulator can change minds and save lives.

“Allowing these kids to see what it is like to drive drunk is key,” said Jarvis. “This simulator has a way of changing the way a student looks what the consequences of choosing to drink and drive could be. In the end, it could very well save lives in the future.”