Local officials demonstrate dangers of drinking and driving

New Year's Eve Don't Drink and Drive Program

WICHITA, Kansas – Drink. Drive. Go to jail.That’s the message local officials hoped to hit home with New Year’s Eve party-goers.

For 20 years, a local defense attorney has brought to together active and former law enforcement, and the district attorney’s office to illustrate the effects of drinking.

Two former Sedgwick County deputies volunteered to drink several alcoholic beverages an hour and be tested through breathalyzer and field sobriety tests to show how it impairs you.

Participants hope the demonstration will encourage everyone to make a plan before heading out to celebrate on New Year’s Eve. It only takes a few drinks to slow reaction time behind the wheel.

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