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Every 15 Minutes

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Every 15 Minutes

On Thursday and Friday, Sonoma Valley High juniors and seniors experienced the "Every 15 Minutes" program, which is meant to remind teens about the choices they have about drinking and driving. A mock accident was staged Thursday, with emergency personnel responding and transporting the injured to the Sonoma Valley Hospital's emergency room. Two students "died" and one was paralyzed. Their parents, aware of the program, were notified and they came to the hospital only to be told that their children had been severely injured or had "died". The student who "died at the scene" was body-bagged and taken to the morgue. The driver who caused the accident was given a sobriety test and, failing that, was arrested and taken to jail. On Friday, there was an emotional memorial meant to remind students that the choice is theirs. (Photos by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

  • Michael Anthony Donegan

    Simulation…. My mother took me to the San Diego Morgue when I was a teen, I was with friends who got away with a DUI… Scared Sober…. A mock up simulation doesn’t work for a generation who is flooded by simulated death constantly on television and major media… I can literally count the number of drunk kids leaving Depot Park or other underage drinking destinations. After weekends or Sonoma festivals.
    We live in a community that severely pushes Alcohol Consumption, the number of empty alcohol containers that line the bushes along, Verano Ave, the Bike Paths and Depot Park, tells us that our Community needs more than a simulated experience.
    After having pulled the mangled body a friend out of his wrecked car, while serving in the military, then having to explain to his kids, who were already drinking, like their father. How their father died, I watched what that loss can greatly harm families…
    I hope that in all honesty, that Sonoma can establish a better way to educate our kids…. But of course, it would be easier to solve the Drought.