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Drunken driving on display


Kamiak senior Cullen McEachern calls 911 while participating in a mock car crash Friday, June 9, at Kamiak High School. The annual event held prior to prom aims to raise awareness among students of the consequences of driving drunk.

Hundreds of Kamiak seniors bore witness last week to a tragedy all too common among young adults: a fatal car crash caused by drunken driving.

The traumatic scene that played out in a parking lot on the school’s campus may not have been real, but it was hardly an exaggeration.

“What you just saw is real for too many people,” Mukilteo Fire paramedic Steve Potts told students during an assembly following the school’s annual mock car crash Friday, June 9.

“We [first responders] know in the back of our minds that this could be one of our family members. That’s tough for us. We’...

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