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Video: MSU Students Get a Taste of Impaired Driving

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STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) — Students at Mississippi State got an up-close look at the dangers of impaired driving.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol and the MSU Police Department have teamed up with the university’s Department of Health, Education, and Wellness to bring an impaired driving simulator to campus.

The students used special goggles while navigating a special course driving a go-cart.

For students, it’s a chance to see what can happen when they drive drunk, before they make a bad decision, and potentially harm themselves … or others.

“It gives you some awareness to trying to drink and drive. It’s going to be pretty impossible. You might think you’re doing good, but it’s hard. It’s tough,” MSU Student Richie Brown said.

The event was part of National Alcohol Awareness Month.