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DUI simulator to be unveiled at WVU

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A computer drunken driving simulator is making the rounds this week in Morgantown.

The Alcohol Beverage Control Administration will unveil the DUI simulator today at the Mountainlair at West Virginia University as part of a statewide tour.

The program uses a computer-generated simulation system to enable students to experience the effects of drunken driving. The simulator mimics the difficulties that drivers encounter at different blood-alcohol levels.

Federal highway statistics show 90 of the 337 traffic-related fatalities in West Virginia involved a blood-alcohol content at the legal limit of 0.08 percent or higher.

ABC officials say the goal of the simulator is to help combat underage drinking, drinking and driving, and distracted driving.

 


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