The 2015 Shattered Lives event took place at Gadsden High School over the last few days. The event is geared towards minors to educate and encourage them not to drink and drive. The mock crash scene and the flat line over the intercom every 15 minutes (the frequency of a DWI related death) announcing the “death” of a student followed by an “eulogy” assisted in the bringing the reality to light. All the “dead” students spent the night away from family and friends further simulating the harsh reality of a DWI incident.
On Thursday, officials from New Mexico State Police, Las Cruces Police Department, Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office, the District Attorney’s Office, Shattered Lives Every 15 Minutes Program and the parents of “dead” students all spoke at a school assembly that sought to encourage the students not to drink and drive and to consider their friends, family and strangers that their decision could impact should they decide otherwise.
All of this during Prom week for Gadsden High School.
The Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office wants to express their thanks to all the agencies and volunteers involved.