Did you know Washington State Patrol (WSP) Troopers are working more than just the state’s highways?
They also educate thousands of high school students each year on the dangers of drinking and driving. On June 3, Troopers joined other local law enforcement agencies to put on a mock DUI crash event at Camas High School.
Starting at 8:00 am, the bustling hallways of Camas H.S. were quiet as nearly 450 high school seniors and staff witnessed the aftermath of a fatal car crash, a helicopter take away fellow students with “serious injuries,” first responders collecting “deceased bodies” and evidence, as well as Washington State Patrol Troopers arresting a drunk driver.
Although the students playing the injured, deceased, and drunk driver were just acting, Trooper Will Finn said the event was “extremely powerful.”
Other agencies involved include:
- Clark County Fire and Rescue
- City of Camas
- Chuck’s Automotive and Towing
- Straub’s Funeral Home
- Clark County Coroner’s Office
- Camas High School Theater Class
- Students, parents and staff of Camas Hugh School
- Life Flight