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Ms. Morgan's DWI Storybook

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BC: The End

FC: Drinking and driving: There are stupider things, but it's a short list. - Author Unknown | Drinking and Driving

1: Statistics | Did you know... About 3 of every 10 Americans will be involved in an alcohol related crash at some point in their lives - retrieved from Mothers Against Drunk Driving | In 2008, an estimated 11,773 people died in alcohol-impaired traffic crashes -MADD

2: A first time drunk driving offender on average has driven 87 times prior to being arrested - MADD | Fifty to Seventy-Five Percent of drunk drivers who have had their license suspended, continue to drive -MADD

4: Let's Calculate Your Blood Alcohol Level: www.bloodalcoholcalculator.org/ | What is BAC (Blood-Alcohol Content)? The amount of alcohol in the bloodstream, expressed in terms of the number of milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood

5: In many states, the legal limit for blood-alcohol content is .08, including in the State of Maryland Using the calculator, how did you fair with your BAC after one drink? Discussion: If an adult of legal age to drink is at a bar drinking alcohol... Do you think it's the responsibility of the bartender not to allow that person leave? Should establishments be held accountable?

6: Law | The legal drinking age in all states is 21 years of age

7: In Maryland, a first time offender has his/her license suspended for 45 days | Also in Maryland, driver nor passenger are allowed to have an open container of alcohol in the vehicle

8: Let's look at some alcohol related crashes

9: Some of these photos show devastating results of drinking and driving

12: The accident that killed Princess Diana in 1997.

15: In December of 1999, Jacqueline was traveling on the highway when she was hit by a 17 year old drunk driver. She survived the crash, but suffered severe burning on 60% of her body. Jacqueline appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show several years ago to show people the effects of drinking and driving. You are about to see what Jacqueline looks like now...

17: Jacqueline's vehicle after the crash.

18: This is the man who was driving the vehicle that hit Jacqueline. He was only 17 years old at the time...and highly intoxicated.

19: Never trust even your best friend if he or she states they are 'fine'. Even one drink is too much!

20: Now It's Your Turn: Choose one aspect of this lesson and make your own digital storybook. Be creative, but don't forget that it's graded on content over quality!

21: Choices: 1. Underage Drinking 2. Blood Alcohol Content 3. Ignition Interlock 4. Victim Impact 5. Law

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