CARLYLE - On the morning of May 17, the Carlyle Students Against Drunk Driving group partnered with the Carlyle Fire Department, Carlyle Emergency Medical Services, and Carlyle RCMP to complete a mock drinking and driving collision exercise.
The incident was completed in the Gordon F. Kells High School parking lot where the entire school was able to observe. The students of the school were not aware the exercise was taking place and initially did not realize the situation was not real.
In the scenario, a drunk driver had struck and killed a pedestrian and seriously injured the two passengers in the vehicle. The driver was arrested and placed in the back of the police car, while the deceased actor was covered up with a blanket.
The two injured occupants were treated for their injuries while one had to be cut from the vehicle while utilizing the Jaws of Life. Other actors yelled, screamed and cried to express their concern to the point one actor had to be arrested to allow emergency crews to complete their jobs.
Following the exercise, students and emergency first responders were required to attend a debriefing to talk about the event and ensure everyone was okay.