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By Christopher Palanuk
The Creswell Chronicle 

Creswell participates in Every 15 Minutes Program


March 22, 2018

Christopher Palanuk/The Creswell Chronicle

The Grim Reaper (played by Deputy Shrives) steps onto the scene as smoke emanates from the mock crash. The Grim Reaper is not only used for the mock car crash, but also to pull high school students from their classrooms every 15 minutes to symbolically show the fatality rate from drunk driving crashes.

Hosted by the Lane County Sheriff's Office, Creswell High School put on a mock car crash and held an assembly as part of the Every 15 Minutes program on March 13 and 14. Coordinated by Sergeant Scott Denham and Retired Sergeant Kevin Woodworth, the two-day event focused on teaching students about the dangers of drunk driving with lively demonstrations and real testimonials.

To begin the day, Creswell High School students previously chosen for the program were pulled from their classrooms every 15 minutes by a Grim Reaper. This presentation shows students that, according to the press release...

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