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Rhinelander Students Learn Dangers of Drunk Driving


With prom just a few days away, students at Rhinelander High School had an opportunity to learn about the dangers of drinking and driving.

Members of the Northwoods Restorative Justice group gave a victim impact presentation to students discussing the risks driving while under the influence can pose.

It included speeches from a victim of a drunk driving crash, as well as speeches from two people who killed others when they were driving drunk.

For those that spoke, it was an opportunity for them to heal by spreading a positive message.

"It's putting my heart back together, after taking somebody's life, its helping heal my heart." says speaker Jeannine Thiel.

The Northwoods Restorative Justice group plans to speak at additional high schools across the Northwoods over the next few months.


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