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Upperclassmen attend an eye-opening assembly

a photo of a gavel
Photography, video, and audio recordings were not allowed in the assembly. Photo by Kat McDermott.

A real court case was held in the big gym for upperclassmen to observe

Student Reactions to the DUI Court:

"What they were talking about was very true, a lot of people don’t take drinking and driving seriously, and they don’t think they will caught.”

“I thought it was very eye opening and scary because these things happen every day. People just need to realize it’s not just their lives are put into danger while driving drunk.”

“I learned a lot during the DUI conference because people mostly drink and drive and they don’t care about the other’s life. Drinking and driving can kill you and another or maybe both. People need to understand if you’re drunk just take Uber or Lyft.”

“I thought it was cool I learned a lot.”

“The DUI Court was interesting because we got to interact and ask why he did what he did.”

“The DUI Court was interesting and educational. It gave a real impression of a real DUI, which was cool. We asked question and got information we didn’t know. It was a good experience.”

“The DUI Court was interesting because we got to interact and ask why he did what he did.”

“The DUI Court was long and educational. We got to experience being inside of a court by listening quietly. We then got to ask questions. It was great!”

“The video was very eye-opening.”

“I thought it was very interesting and it made me realize the magnitude of the danger of drinking and driving.”

“The DUI court was a great opportunity to see what happens in a real courtroom.”

“The DUI case showed me slightly how it would be in that situation.”

“I found the DUI court very informative, but I think it fell apart during the last 20 or 30 minutes.”

“The information was good to know in case I or someone else gets a DUI.”

“The DUI court was very interesting and it was good to know the information that comes with an arrest due to a DUI.”

”I thought it was cool and very informational.”

“I thought it was very helpful.”

“I thought the DUI court was interesting, I hope many students learn from the guy’s mistake and never drink and drive.”

“The DUI court was interesting and showed us that it can happen to anyone if you drink and drive.”

“I thought it was very informative and good because it taught us the dangers of driving drunk or under anything that can make you cause an accident.”

“The DUI Court was long and educational. We got to experience being inside of a court by listening quietly. We then got to ask questions. It was great!” said Natalya Golub, a junior at FHS.

The Defendant

The defendant, Jim Smith, was wearing a light blue button-up shirt with tan pants. He had black hair and a short haircut. When Smith walked in he seemed very calm. Smith was pulled over because his tail light was out when he was on his way to his girlfriend's house. The police asked him if he knew that his tail light was out. He didn’t know so the police decided to do a couple sobriety tests on him. The police had found out that Mr. Smith had consumed some 16 ounce beers and his blood alcohol level was .13.

Smith had to pay many fines and because he consumed alcohol and was driving he was put into Sac county jail for 48 hours.

His insurance is going to go up and he may lose his job because he has a DUI on his criminal record. This wasn’t his first time drinking and driving. He claimed to have driven under the influence five-10 times. Smith also had been arrested because he was once drunk in public.

Smith said he won’t do it again that it was very stupid of him. So now he knows how serious and dangerous it is to drink and drive.

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