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27th Annual Mock DUI April 16

April 9, 2018

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MACOMB, IL -- The dangers of drunk and buzzed driving will be presented Monday, April 16 as Western Illinois University Emergency Medical Services (WEMS), a volunteer student organization, re-creates a realistic scene of an alcohol-related accident at the 27th annual Mock DUI project.

WIU's Office of Public Safety (OPS) and WEMS will partner with several community emergency service departments to present the 27th annual Mock DUI beginning at 10 a.m. April 16 in the southwest portion of Q-Lot on the WIU Macomb campus.

Officers from OPS, the District 14 Illinois State Police, McDonough County Sheriff's Department and Macomb Police Department, as well as emergency personnel from WEMS, the Macomb Fire Department and McDonough District Hospital, will respond as if the accident were real. Air Evac will fly a helicopter in, and McDonough County Coroner Eric Jameson will also respond. The accident vehicles have been provided by Minus Muffler of Macomb.

"This event provides a realistic scene related to drunk driving and its horrific consequences," said OPS Corporal and WEMS Adviser Ted Anderson."We hope this provides that perspective on just what can unfold -- and quickly -- and how emergency and law enforcement personnel work together to save lives."

Students from area high schools have been invited to watch the situation as it unfolds. WIU faculty, staff and students, as well as community members, are also invited to attend.

For more information, contact Western's EMS office at (309) 298-2863 or OPS at (309) 298-1949.

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