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Friends Against Drinking and Driving hosted its 20th anniversary mock car accident at Thursday morning.
The point was to teach students the heavy price they pay when they choose to drink and drive. FADD got some help from the Associated Student Body and the Orange County fire and sheriff's departments.
The performance was coordinated by students Alicia Badley and Jordyn Berk.
"I am glad that the performance had a huge impact on the students," Badley said.
See photos above.
Students watching the performance got to see and feel what it was like to lose their friends to a drunk driving accident.
"It was a huge eye opener," said 17-year-old student Katie Huish.