Police: No DUIs during Crestview High prom weekend


Crestview firefighters move the body of a teenage driver, played by senior Brittany Agee, into a hearse, during a mock DUI crash on Friday at Crestview High School’s football stadium. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence. The scenario showed juniors and seniors the dangers of drunken driving.

Published: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 04:33 PM.

CRESTVIEW — This year’s Crestview High School prom was free of driving under the influence incidents, the Crestview Police Department, Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office and Florida Highway Patrol confirmed.

An educational program the day prior to the event may have contributed to the safe outcome. Before attending the prom on Saturday night, Crestview High School’s junior and senior classes saw a demonstration on the dangers of driving under the influence.

About 750 students nearly filled the left side of the football stadium’s bleachers, while first responders ─the Crestview Fire Department, emergency medical services, Crestview police and the Florida Highway Patrol ─showed the tragic results of driving under the influence.

Emergency crews responded to a call in which two vehicles collided head on. The scenario involved teenagers portrayed by the school's leadership program members.

Authorities discovered several open containers in one of the vehicles and determined that alcohol contributed to the crash. Most of the teens in that vehicle received minor injuries. Police arrested the intoxicated teenage driver and hauled him away in a Crestview Police cruiser after he failed a field sobriety test.

A passenger in the other car was pronounced dead at the scene. Firefighters used hydraulic rescue tools to remove the top of the victim's car and retrieve a critically injured backseat passenger, whom they strapped to a gurney. Medics requested an Air Heart helicopter transported the teen.

Several in the crowd cheered as the helicopter landed on the football field. However, the teen soon went into cardiac arrest and was sent to a trauma center.

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