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Teens and Alcohol-Related Crashes

By: Sabrina Wu
By: Sabrina Wu

Forty percent of teens that drink and drive in our state, end up dead. One girl tells Newschannel 7 that's how a friend of hers died. She says it happened after he promised his parents he'd never drive drunk.

"He was drinking and so was his friend, but his friend drove because he didn't want to break the promise," remembers Kristin DeBroux, an 18-year-old at D.C. Everest High School in Weston. "They got in an accident and it rolled, and he ended up coming out.

"Even though he said he wasn't going to drink and drive, he still wasn't responsible enough to not be in the car at all," DeBroux said.

Kristin is part of a group of kids at D.C. Everest High, who travel to schools to tell kids the dangers of drunk driving.

Of the young people who die in alcohol-related crashes in our state, more than half have a blood alcohol content lower than 0.08