Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:08 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:08:21 GMT
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County. Carroll died after being shot on April 28 at the residence of Samples' ex-wife. Carroll drove himself to the hospital,More >>
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County.More >>
Got a smart phone? WALB has two FREE APPS you shouldn't be without! Go to the Apple App Store if you have an iPhone and to Google PLAY if you have a DROID. Search WALB APPS, and install our weather andMore >>
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
April 23, 2003
Lowndes County - It's called the D.U.I experience, a one hour crash course on the dangers of drinking and driving. "When we initially started this park, we wanted it to be a recreational, as well as an educational attraction," said Kent Beusher, Park Owner. "We hope this will give them the knowledge that they need to never put themselves in a compromising position."
Students wear fatal vision goggles that blur their vision, and make it seem like they've had several alcoholic beverages. They then try to maneuver go-carts around Wild Adventures Speedway. "Everything looked like it was up close, and I couldn't tell what direction I was going in or what I was running into," said Ashley Smart, Student.
They can't even walk a straight line or catch a tennis ball, much less drive a go cart around a winding course of orange cones. "I didn't think I was even hitting them, but they said I knocked down almost 15," said Smart.
Students aren't the only ones learning a lesson. Chaperone and parent Gerald Doe says the effects of the goggles are incredible. "I've never drank, but I'm sure this is as real as it gets and now I know I'll never do it," said Doe.
He hopes this experience will have a lasting impact on his child and the rest of the students. "I'm glad we came this far and did this, because back home we don't have anything that gives them this first hand look at how dangerous drinking and driving can be," said Doe.
After the class, students were given a video tape of the race so they can see just how much drinking and driving effects their actions.