Germantown students reminded of dangers of drinking and driving
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GERMANTOWN - Friday morning, students at Germantown High School go a wake-up call. The students saw many of the tragic reminders of drinking and driving.
The program is called "Every 15 Minutes" because its studies show that every 15 minutes someone dies from an alcohol related crash. Tears flowed from the faces of students and parents, thinking about these teenagers being killed in a drunk driving crash.
Germantown High School Principal Joel Farren recalls a real incident that happened six years ago when one of his students, 16-year-old Wayne Schultz, died in a crash. Investigators say Schultz had alcohol and oxycodone in his system.
Green Bay Police Officer Mike Knetzger lost his daughter Ashley to a drunk driver five years ago.
"It is my hope today that by sharing this story you'll be ultimately inspired to change your culture and to save lives," Knetzger said.
Friday's program also reminded students of the dangers of texting and driving and taking drugs and driving.
Melissa McCrady contributed to this story.