DWI crash simulation at Lyndonville sends message to be sober when driving

Staff Reports Posted 9 June 2022 at 6:32 pm

Photos courtesy of Lyndonville school district

LYNDONVILLE – The school district partnered with local emergency services and law enforcement agencies this morning to do a DWI simulation to show the dangers of driving while intoxicated.

The district does the DWI simulation most years right before prom. The Lyndonville prom will be this Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. at the White Birch. The district and first responders also want students to be extra careful with the summer graduation parties.

Lyndonville School Resource Officer Jason Barnum, an Orleans County Sheriff’s deputy, organized the simulation with Deputy Ashleigh Stornelli of the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office, Lyndonville Fire Chief Michael Heideman and members of the Lyndonville Fire Department,  Medina Fire Department Ambulance, Orleans County Coroner Charles Smith and Kevin Bogan of the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home.

Students in grades 10 to 12 were invited to the simulation in the school parking lot. The event was not mandatory, but the majority of the district’s high school students attended the simulation. Some of the students in the simulation had on makeup with fake blood.

The school district was aware that the demonstration might be difficult for some students and had counselors available to provide support as needed.