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Stuarts Draft High School Club Sends Anti-Drunk Driving Message

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Halftime at a high school basketball game in the valley had a fun - and very important - message.

The Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD) club at Stuarts Draft High School anticipated a big crowd at Wednesday night's basketball game. So at halftime they took two volunteers who had to push themselves around cones, dribble a basketball and try to make a shot - all while wearing "drunk goggles."

Martha Mikell, a member of SADD, says the goal is to save lives. And one way easy way is to wear a seatbelt.

"Fifty-seven percent of the kids killed in 2011 of the teenagers were not buckled up. That's 47 teenagers we might still have today if they had just put that seatbelt on," Mikell said. "So if we can convince our students, and our students can convince their parents, and their parents can convince their friends, we can change the community."

Augusta County has had five fatal crashes since the New Year. According to police, two of those were people who weren't buckled up and were thrown from the car.

Reported by Tara Todd.

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