Hundreds of Americans are needlessly killed each year in wrecks involving alcohol and far too many of those victims are teens.
Local first responder agencies teamed with the schools and P&E Distributing this morning for an awareness event aimed at preventing teens from drinking and especially drinking and driving.
Michael Pendleton is a Lieutenant at the Hopkinsville Fire Department and also works at P&E and says the agencies and schools came together to organize a teaching event to make the dangers real to seniors from the four high schools in the city.
Lieutenant Pendleton says videos of accident scenes were being shown to students so they could see the devastating effects of drinking and driving.
Pendleton thanked all four schools, the school district office and the police and fire departments for their cooperation in the event at the Bruce Convention Center.