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Cumberland County Sheriff's Department
Tuesday January 12th, 2010 :: 06:06 p.m. EST

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Cumberland Regional staff and students learn about consequences of alcohol abuse from Sheriff's Department.

Sheriff Robert A. Austino would like to inform the public that on December 11, 2009, at Cumberland Regional High School, teachers teamed up with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department to teach the students about the consequences of alcohol abuse. Students learned about the physical symptoms caused by alcohol use, and they learned about New Jersey's laws regarding legal drinking age and drinking and driving. After classroom instruction on impaired driving and related state law, the students got to feel firsthand what it's like to perform basic tasks under the influence of alcohol by using Fatal Vision Goggles. The blurred vision and loss of equilibrium caused by these goggles teach the students how difficult it is to perform basic tasks such as shooting a basketball into a trash can, riding a tricycle through cones or even walking a straight line. The students struggled to stay near the line of masking tape on the floor, much less walk straight on it. At the end of the day the program proved to be successful as students vowed to never drink and drive.

If you have any questions or concerns, or you would like to have S/O Mendoza come to your facility and speak about the many worthwhile programs currently offered by the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department, please call her at (856) 451-4449, Extension 138, during normal business hours.

Address/Location
Cumberland County Sheriff's Department
220 North Laurel Street
Bridgeton, NJ 08302

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 856-451-4449

S/O Maria Mendoza
Community Service
mariame@co.cumberland.nj.us
856-451-4449

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