Local College Students Driving 'Drunk' Behind the Wheel

Published 04/09 2014 06:49PM

Updated 04/09 2014 06:53PM

ROGERS, AR-- The Benton County Sheriff's Office is showing college students what it feels like to get behind the wheel after a few drinks. It's part of NWACC's drug and alcohol awareness week, underway right now. The sheriff's office allowed students to drive through an obstacle course on Wednesday while wearing goggles that simulated drunk driving. The goggles create the same visual effect as someone with a blood alcohol level of .08 which is the legal limit in the state of Arkansas. "Drinking and driving is such a tragedy," says Benton County Deputy, Keshia Guyll. "Anything we can do to help bring awareness and to help educate these kids is what we want to do." Part of the week's events also include presentations by Mothers Against Drunk Driving, The NWA Women's Shelter, as well as the Rape Crisis Center. For more information, click here.

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