Hamilton students to learn about impact of drunk driving

Hamilton High School students will see and hear about the consequences of bad decisions and driving May 12 and 13, thanks to the efforts of the school’s Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) chapter.

Lisbon Fire Department will show the results of real-life car crashes and techniques to extricate patients from vehicles when doors won’t open. The demonstrations will occur May 12 during each of three lunch hours beginning at 10:30 a.m., 11:20 a.m. and 12:10 p.m.

SADD has arranged for students to hear from Mary Reinhart May 13 at an assembly from 8:45 a.m. to 9:40 a.m. Reinhart – a teenager from Deerfield, a community outside Madison — was involved in a car accident Nov. 30, 2002 that took the lives of her boyfriend and two friends. Alcohol was a factor in the crash.

She wrote a story about the experience for Seventeen magazine and does public speaking at schools telling students about the perils of drinking and driving, and the importance of wearing a seat belt.

Hamilton is located at W220 N6151 Town Line Rd., Sussex.