LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) – Promenade season is formally right here and whereas college students are excited for an evening of music and dancing with associates, officers are advising youngsters in regards to the penalties of underage consuming.
Whereas many know that the authorized age to devour alcohol is 21, many youngsters and fogeys proceed to interrupt the legislation.
Not solely is underage consuming in opposition to the legislation, consuming one too many and driving could make issues worse.
Martin Excessive College Principal Mario Mireles shared his expertise of dropping somebody near him on account of drunk driving.
Mireles says throughout his senior yr he misplaced a good friend to a automotive accident, one thing that made him notice that life can change in a matter of seconds.
Utilizing his personal experiences, Mireles desires his college students to concentrate on their actions and forestall them from making an enormous mistake.
Mireles says, “That’s the message we need to take to his college students, as a result of I do know there’s lots of people with the identical kind of experiences and instructing our youngsters about the entire security precautions that they will do and issues that they will keep away from.”
On Thursday, college students from Martin Excessive College have been visited by Elizabeth Villarreal from Laredoans In opposition to Drunk Driving, a corporation that fights and advocates for victims which might be affected by drunk driver crashes.
Despite the fact that they don’t seem to be of consuming age, Villarreal desires college students to know that drunk driving tragedies have an effect on not solely these concerned in accidents however their households as effectively.
Villarreal says, they need to attain out to college students in regards to the risks of consuming and driving underneath the affect so everybody can reside to see commencement.
For Elizabeth, drunk driving hits near house, after her son was killed in a drunk driving accident that utterly modified her life.
Villarreal says, “He’s my baby, he’s not right here, he would’ve been 29 proper now, he died at nineteen and it’s very troublesome. It actually made an impact on us, and since then, I promise my son that I might be his voice to exit to the group to unfold a message to only being secure.”
With these pep talks, Mireles and Villareal hope that college students are acutely aware and assume twice not solely about consuming however consuming and driving throughout promenade season.
It’s an evening that ought to be crammed with pleasure and recollections not tragedies.
Laredoans In opposition to Drunk Drivers or LADD will probably be heading to different colleges to speak to college students in regards to the penalties of consuming and driving.
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