Photo/Story Gallery 2010

Troopers Participate in Prom Promise Safety Event

Colonel Kennedy of Sarasota Military Academy addresses the student body about the importance of making good choices. FHP members L-R: Auxiliary Captain Wade Osborn, Lieutenant Chris Miller, Trooper Lucy PappOn April 29, Troop F participated in a Prom Promise event at the Sarasota Military Academy. Approximately 700 junior and senior students were taught about the dangers and consequences of drunk driving as well as the importance of wearing a seatbelt.

Lt. Miller suspects this student is driving while impairedStudents were given field sobriety exercises and had the opportunity to drive a golf cart through an obstacle course while wearing Fatal Vision Goggles. These goggles simulate the effects of alcohol on your body such as lack of depth perception, hand-eye coordination, balance and reaction time. The rollover simulator was also used to show the consequences of not wearing a seatbelt in a rollover crash.

School staff members also participated in the day’s events.  Lt. Colonel Kopacz attempts field sobriety exercisesPictured: top left, Colonel Kennedy of Sarasota Military Academy addresses the student body about the importance of making good choices. FHP members L-R: Auxiliary Captain Wade Osborn, Lieutenant Chris Miller, Trooper Lucy Papp; top right,  Lt. Miller suspects this student is driving while impaired; and bottom left photos, School staff members also participated in the day’s events. Lt. Colonel Kopacz attempts field sobriety exercises.