Cairo High gets mock crash drill ahead of prom

Cairo High gets mock crash drill ahead of prom
Cairo High Schools holds mock crash drill for prom goers to prevent drinking and driving. (Source:WALB)
Eric Walden and his brother are both recovering addicts and key speaker for mock crash. (Source:WALB)
Eric Walden and his brother are both recovering addicts and key speaker for mock crash. (Source:WALB)

CAIRO, GA (WALB) - Ahead of prom this weekend, high school students in Grady County are learning about the severe consequences of driving while under the influence.

Grady County first responders held a mock crash drill Wednesday morning, showing the scenario of drunk driving and the fatal damage it can cause.

The mock drill was held by Grady Substance Abuse Awareness Prevention Council.

Jeremy Davis, a Cairo High School Alumni was the key speaker.

He told his story of his crash with misuse of drugs and alcohol and said he hopes it has an effect on the decisions of these young students.

"My brother is actually going to share his testimony, both of us are addicts in recovery," said Eric Walden. "Both graduates of Cairo High School, both understand the severity of drugs and alcohol as it relates to prom weekend, so we are out here to share our story about what's happened in our lives."

Juniors and seniors will be attending prom this Saturday night.

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