SISSONVILLE, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Just days away from the glitz and glamour of this year’s junior and senior prom, Sissonville High School students received a very serious prom message.
Wednesday, the Charleston Police Department presented the Broken Promise event. The event simulated a fatal DUI accident.
The event, in its 11th year, aims to show students in graphic detail the deadly way many prom nights end.
From the deadly accident scene to the inevitable arrest, students watched in horror.
Parents tell WSAZ, they hope students hear the message.
“I hope it gets to them. If it only gets to one, ya know ... It's scary stuff,” David Hudson said.
Hudson, who has a sophomore at Sissonville High School, said he’s unfortunately lost friends and family to drinking while driving.
“Friends dying, wrecks, I've been around a lot of it,” Hudson said.
They represent real-life memories Hudson hopes his son and countless others at Sissonville High won’t have to experience for themselves.