Area First Responders Send Message To High Schoolers: Don’t Drink & Drive

(MT. VERNON, IL) — Officers with the Mt. Vernon Police Department and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, as well as first responders from the Mt. Vernon Fire Department, Litton’s Ambulance, and AirEvac and some MVTHS Students demonstrated a mock drunk driving accident on the MVTHS campus Tuesday morning. Prom season is here and local authorities wanted to remind students that drinking and driving can have severe, if not fatal, consequences to those involved. High school students had participated in all aspects of the drill and the authorities indicated that the response to the mock drill was a positive one.