Students Get DWI Demonstration


Fairfax County Police Department
Franconia District Station

6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310
703-922-0889. TTY 711. Fax 703-719-6436
Date Released 05/31/12
Contact: Brooke Wright / 703-922-0889
Information Bulletin: DWI Demonstration

Students Get DWI Demonstration

Photo of students outside Edison High School 

            Today students from Edison High School got to witness a Driving While Intoxicated demonstration put on by Franconia District police officers.  During the demonstration, officers simulated a minor accident caused by an intoxicated subject played by PFC Tim Wallace.  The investigating officer, PFC Scott Shafer, requested Wallace complete a battery of field sobriety tests.  During the tests, it was clear that the driver was intoxicated and was subsequently arrested. 

  Photo of mock accident  Photo of PFC Shafter PFC Wallace and students  Photo of PFC Shafer, PFC Wallace, and students

            Students cheered when Wallace was seated in the back of Shafer’s police car.  When asked about the impact of the demonstration, Edison senior Darius Jones stated, “He couldn’t even walk straight!  You can’t drink and drive.  I think this will teach kids a lot.”  Jones added that he is not a drinker and that his beliefs on the topic are influenced directly from his mother. 

                                      Photo of PFC Shafer and PFC Wallace                        Photo of PFC Shafer and PFC Wallace and students

            “This is really good with Prom coming up”, stated Sophomore Joanna Escobar.  She added, “I have heard that some people think they can drive better when they’re drunk, and they can’t.  They would go to jail if they had to do those tests.” 

Photo of Darius Jones and Joanna Escobar

            Special thanks to Principal Greg Croghan and his staff at the school for bringing the students out to watch the demonstration.  We wish everyone a safe and happy summer and congratulate all the area graduates!


 To request this information in an alternate format, call the Franconia District Station at 703.922.0889.  TTY 711






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