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Enterprise High School Shows Students the Consequences of Drinking and Driving

By Stephanie Montano, smontano@krcrtv.com
Published On: Mar 26 2013 07:56:35 PM CDT
REDDING, Calif. -

Manatowa gym at Enterprise High School was turned into a courtroom on Tuesday morning.

The school gathered juniors and seniors to show them what happens when someone is convicted of driving under the influence.

Shasta County Superior Court Judge William Gallagher presided over the sentencing, where students got to see an actual, convicted DUI defendant learn her sentence.

Students sat in the bleachers and eagerly listened to what the judge had to say. The trial hit close to home since the defendant was actually once a student at Enterprise.

”It’s not funny when it comes down to it,” said Enterprise High School student, Beckey Kramm. “It could cost someone’s life and you know, we are one big family and we don't want someone to die over a stupid mistake."

Students watched as Judge William Gallagher suspended the defendant’s license and ordered her to attend alcohol education classes.

"It opened our eyes to realize that it’s not the right thing to do,” said Enterprise High School student, Brad Woods. “You can make better choices. There are many things you can do, you can call up a friend or call a cab… there’s many other opportunities instead of risking someone's life and your own.”