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Demonstration urges safe teen driving

Sylvester- A special truck brought to the campus of Worth County High School demonstrated what happens when passengers aren't wearing seatbelts in a roll-over crash.

Juniors and seniors watched closely as dummies were ejected from the vehicle. The demonstration was given by a Jesup police officer who lost his oldest son in an alcohol-related crash 17 years ago.

"They're our future and I tell them we can cut a tree down and tomorrow we can plant a seed and grow another tree. You can't grow another child. Believe me, if you could I would have grown one. I planted that seed 17 years ago, but Bill's gone and I just have to live with the decisions that he made that night," says Lt. Luther Hires.

Lt. Hires travels to dozens of school and churches in three states trying to convince teens and adults to making quality decisions before getting behind the wheel.

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