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Jones volunteers host 2nd Prom Promise simulated accident

Students at Northeast Jones High School watch as firefighters and law officers work a simulated drunk driving accident at the school's football stadium Friday. Photo credit WDAM. Students at Northeast Jones High School watch as firefighters and law officers work a simulated drunk driving accident at the school's football stadium Friday. Photo credit WDAM.
JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

For the second time this week, Jones County firefighters and law officers have hosted a dramatic presentation designed to discourage high school students from drinking and driving. 

A simulated two-vehicle accident was staged at Northeast Jones High School.

It was part of annual Prom Promise activities. 

Student volunteers played the role of accident victims to show their fellow students what could happen if you drive drunk or distracted.

Northeast Jones' prom is April 14th.

"It was eye-opening, it made you think about stuff like texting and driving and drunk driving and stuff," said Javier Magee, a junior at the school.   

"It makes you realize that (an accident) like that actually does happen and it's very scary, especially with us driving without alcohol involved anyway, it's still very scary for us," said Haleigh Holder, another student. 

On Tuesday, another Prom Promise simulated accident was staged at West Jones High School.

The prom for that school is set for Saturday night.

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