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HPD Officers, Students Highlight Dangers of Drinking and Driving

March 8, 2011 - On Monday (March 7), HPD officers from the Eastside Patrol Division teamed up with local middle and high school students and other first responders to call attention to the dangers of drinking and driving.

“Shattered Dreams” featured a dramatic three car alcohol-related car crash near the campus of Raul Yzaguirre Charter School at 2950 Broadway.  Students watched as other students played the parts of accident victims and DWI driver.  Houston EMS used the Jaws of Life to rescue some accident “victims” before they and Memorial Hermann Life Flight transported them for “treatment.”

HPD officers from the Traffic Enforcement Division DWI Task Force and Vehicular Crimes Division explained to students their roles in such an accident.

“People drink and get behind the wheel,” said HPD Senior Police Officer Rick Trejo.  “Young people especially don’t understand the consequences behind it.  Not only can they hurt themselves, but they can hurt other or kill other people,” he added.

The effort is part of the Houston Police Department’s ongoing March on Crime Campaign.  Working together, Houston police officers and the public can help “Keep Houston Safe.”

For more information on safety and crime prevention tips, visit our website at and click on the “Keep Houston Safe” logo.

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KJS/JFC  3-8-11

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.