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FYE Success Series presents DUI programs Oct. 25

The First Year Experience Success Series and Health Services are sponsoring the Save a Life Tour and a return visit from Chris Sandy.

On Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. the national Save a Life Tour will make a stop in the Russell Union Ballroom. The Tour includes simulators that give the participant the feeling of impaired driving with the simulated affects of alcohol gradually increasing.

Two additional large screen displays reveal what each driver sees, the face of the driver, a helicopter view of the driver’s vehicle in traffic and an indicator level of the driver’s impairment as it gradually worsens. True to real life, the drive usually ends in a serious accident.

Every driver will be served with a simulated citation as a powerful reminder of his or her driving under the influence.

At 7 p.m. in the Russell Union Theatre Chris Sandy will speak on ‘From College Bar Life to Life Behind Bars.” Sandy is serving a mandatory 13-year sentence in a Georgia maximum security correctional institution for vehicular homicide involving the death of two people. He will speak about how your actions can impact the lives of others.

‘We had a very impressive turnout when Chris Sandy spoke in the spring,” said Paul Ferguson, director of Health Services. ‘Chris talks about his experiences and makes no excuses, which is good for the students to hear. He definitely gets the student’s attention.”

All presentations are free and orientation classes are strongly encouraged to attend.

For more information on the Save a Life Tour visit

For more information on each of these events, visit the First Year Experience Web site at

These programs were made possible by a Georgia Office of Highway Safety Alcohol Grant.

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