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Onalaska Police, Fire Departments help film mock car crash

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ONALASKA, Wisconsin (WXOW) - If you saw the aftermath of a crash you later learned was caused by a drunk driver would it affect your behavior?

The Onalaska Police and Fire departments hope re-creating a crash will make teen drivers make the right choice when it comes to drinking and driving.

Tuesday night, filming of the mock crash began at Rowe Park.

The film will be shown to area high schools.

The goal of the 'Pause Project', as it's called, is to show the consequences of driving while intoxicated and show what kind of impact the after-math of a crash has on the victims and first responders.

Scott Davies, Executive Producer says, "it's going to use music the students can relate to, a story they can relate to, the idea is were trying to get a message across.The message will be there but not shoved down their throat."

The project is a partnership between Soundframe studio, the Onalaska Hilltopper Rotary Club, the Onalaska Fire and Police departments, and Gundersen Health System.

They hope to have the film finished by March.

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