PHS holds assembly on the dangers of drinking and driving

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PARSIPPANY — On Friday, May 26, Parsippany High School held their Sixth Annual Anti-Drunk Driving Program for seniors. This program was created to help raise awareness about the dangers of drunk driving. Parsippany-Troy Hills law enforcement officials worked closely with school administrators, Parsippany Rescue and Recovery, Rockaway Neck Volunteer Ambulance Squad, Parsippany Volunteer Ambulance Squad, Parsippany Fire Department District 5 and Atlantic Air Medical Unit and other community stakeholders, to help raise student awareness against drunk driving, especially at this time of the year with upcoming prom and graduation celebrations.

The program is so unique from year to year which adds to the impact that is left on the students.  The students created the video from beginning to end and take complete ownership of the project.  The actors, seniors Cristina Fernandez, Joseph Ruggiero, Jackson Wolfe, Yash Patel and Jennifer Mazo started planning this program in early October.

During the staged event, Senior Joseph Ruggerio was charged with Criminal Vehicular Manslaughter, DUI and Negligent homicide. Christina Fernandez was paralyzed from neck down and can never walk again. Jackson Wolfe died on impact. Yash Patel was paralyzed from waist down and Jennifer Mazo died at the scene.

Sarah Di Pippa and Divij Malkani, was the Director, Editor and Camera. Special thanks to Mr. Thomas Rizk, Detective Thomas Lenanhan, Detective Curving, Captain Wieners and Patrolman Levi.

The video was produced by Video on the Go.

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