Each year the Sheriff’s Office explains to high school juniors and seniors the laws and consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
The students are asked to wear special goggles which distort their view and perception to mimic the effects of being impaired. Then the students perform field sobriety tests and operate a golf cart through an obstacle course while wearing the goggles.
The goal is to make students realize how dangerous it is to operate a vehicle even when they are slightly impaired.
School Resource Officers, Deputies and Sheriff Aaron Mitchell traveled around to high schools in the parish during the last month to conduct these demonstrations.
Sheriff Mitchell and his staff are committed to educating the teenagers in Sabine Parish of the dangers of drugs and alcohol to keep them safe.