Every year, students at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi put on a special event to warn of the dangers of drinking and driving.
On Wednesday, they had a good crowd on hand as Spring Break is set to begin in just a few days. They are hoping this could prove to be a lifesaving experience.
Most of the students on a college campus are not of drinking age, but that doesn't mean some aren't going to get ahold of alcohol this Spring Break. That is why the Wednesday event at TAMUCC was so important.
Vanessa Galindo, 20, is a cross country runner, and she decided to put the drunk goggles on and try and navigate the obstacle course. She was doing good as she started her drive through the orange cones. Then she hit one, but she kept on driving and finished the course without anymore problems; but she realized that while she might have been able to make it to the finish line, she did leave behind what could have been an injured person.
"Knowing now how dangerous it is, like what if that cone was really a person, that's putting someone else in danger," Galindo said.
Galindo said she has no intention of drinking, and definitely won't ever get behind the wheel drunk. Not after putting on those drunk goggles, which simulate the effects of being drunk.
This event took place on the east lawn of the University Center.
Another student put on the goggles and immediately hit an orange cone. She took the goggles off and said that was it.
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