PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELANDEven police officers find it difficult to “Walk the Line” using DUI simulation goggles to replicate the effects of alcohol on vision. South Whitehall Police Sgt. George Hummel is the volunteer “walker.” Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELANDUsing the Lehigh County DUI trailer as a backdrop, State Trooper Juan Barrios with Troop M, Bethlehem; Allentown Police Capt. Daniel Wiedemann; “Clawrence” the Cougar, Lehigh Carbon Community College’s mascot wearing a Red Solo Cup, and South Whitehall Police Sgt. George Hummel gather for a group photo. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Shaira Regelmann of Bethlehem tries her hand at “Walk the Line” Nov. 16 with guidance from State Trooper Juan Barrios with Troop M, Bethlehem. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Lehigh Carbon Community College student and Marine Reservist Ernesto Torres, Allentown, attended the event to learn more about the effects of driving under the influence of alcohol or illicit drugs. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
LCCC Senior Lisa MacDonald of Trexlertown finds it is not easy using the under the influence simulation goggles. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
LCCC students tested on their alcohol IQ
Members of the Lehigh Valley DUI/Highway Safety Task Force and community are participating in the Thanksgiving Click It or Ticket Operation Safe Holiday enforcement effort through Dec. 3.
As part of this effort, law enforcement members, Lehigh Valley Hospital Network representatives, and PennDOT safety experts of the task force handed out educational information Nov. 16 about seat belt use and aggressive and impaired driving to students at Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville.
They also tested the students’ alcohol IQ.
The days surrounding Thanksgiving are traditionally among the busiest travel days of the year and students were encouraged to follow safe driving practices as they head home, and during their holiday break.
The program’s goal was to remind students of the danger of driving while under the influence of alcohol or illicit drugs.
Using a variety of tools, the students were shown the dangers and realities of being incapacitated.
Even the LCCC mascot, Clawrence the Cougar, showed up wearing a Red Solo Cup, used by many students at parties where alcohol is available.