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BCPD Informer
by John Chase

Every 15 Minutes
The Police Department, with the assistance of many individuals and corporate support once again offers, “Every 15 Minutes.” This program is designed to invoke thought into the minds of our youth. We want them to experience the realities of underage or simply irresponsible drinking. Every 15 Minutes a teenager loses their life to underage drinking. The decision to drive while under the influence is all too common, yes, even here in Boulder City.

Hundreds of staff hours are invested in creating this two-day event held every two years. The investment is small in comparison to the lives lost each and every year. This program, involving our high school seniors, juniors and for the first time our sophomores will help them and their families understand the consequences of poor decisions and the subsequent death that can occur while driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or illegal narcotics.

Participating parents and their children will embark upon a 24 hour roller coaster ride of emotions as the event kicks off with a mock car crash where many of our high school students will be pronounced dead. Parents and their children will then be introduced to a variety of activities designed to make them think about what it would be like to lose a loved one; from writing their obituary to the parent picking out their children’s clothes for the mock funeral.

A lot of work, perhaps – impactive to say the least – we are hopeful that this is the closest they ever come to being impacted by an intoxicated driver death- related crash. The event is scheduled for May 5 and 6 at the Boulder City High School. Until next month, stay safe.

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