Students hear the message “Don’t Drink and Drive”

Haywood High School seniors on Monday, April 10, took the production of a mock car crash seriously that they experienced where several were injured and killed caused by a drunk driver. For the 18th year, Brownsville Police Chief Barry Diebold and Cpl. David Scott organized the community to help present a Mock Crash to bring home the message, “Don’t Drink and Drive.”

Joining Chief Diebold in the event again this year was Channel 5 in Memphis retired Meteorologist Dave Brown who brought realism to the mock event. His daughter, granddaughter and unborn grandson were killed by a drunk driver in 1997, and he has been sharing his story and speaking out against drinking and driving ever since.

Supporting Chief Diebold in this production were the Brownsville Police Department, the Brownsville-Haywood County Ambulance Authority and emergency personnel, the Brownsville Fire Department and firemen, Lea and Simmons Funeral Home, Brownsville-Haywood County Parks and Recreation Department, Whaley’s Wrecker Service, Andy Cooper Sound, along with members of the HHS Visual and Audio Department under the direction of Allyson Byrum.

Incentives given to students for their participation were from the City of Brownsville Non-Compliant Alcohol Sales fund.