Students at Teurlings Catholic experience the reality, consequences of drunk driving

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Junior League of Lafayette holds 11th annual NO FEAR NO FUTURE at Teurlings Catholic High School

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 1:12pm

The Junior League of Lafayette hosted the eleventh annual NO FEAR NO FUTURE event at Teurlings Catholic the past two days with students experiencing a mock crash yesterday, and an overall assembly this morning.  Students were able to listen to Trooper Stephen Hammons talk about real life crashes they see day in and day out, along with Eric Searcy who is now paralyzed from a drunk driver.

"Texting and driving and drinking and driving is just a horrible, horrible thing that can cause accidents, and so our hope is that we can prevent those accidents from happening by educating the students and the parents of what can happen," says Theresa Thouchet, chair of NO FEAR NO FUTURE with the Junior League of Lafayette.

Students experienced life-like scenes that showed realistic consequences for their choices.  Participants were able to tour the Lafayette parish jail and experience the Lafayette Parish Sheriff Department's crash course.  They heard about the dangers of texting and driving and experienced the emotional impact these events can have on their family.

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