Rushville Chief of Police Craig Tucker presented a program on impaired driving for Local Coordinating Council members recently. Tucker thanked the LCC for assistance in the purchase of “Fatal Vision” goggles that were used in the presentation.
By wearing the various goggles, an individual gets the sensation of various stages of intoxication. A separate pair resembles the obscured vision an individual realized when under the influence of drugs.
According to Tucker, he has presented a similar presentation to a pair of sociology classes of Rushville Consolidated High School during the 2013–14 school year.
“I feel the students were receptive to the presentation. The goggles provide an excellent tool in the effort to deter underage drinking and drug use and then operating a motor vehicle,” Tucker said.
The chief of police continued by saying it is hoped that a number of service clubs and organizations could also benefit from the presentation and he is available for additional presentations.
In other unrelated matters, LCC Director Bob Bridges said that he recently received confirmation that state officials accepted and approved 2013 updates to the local LCC plan. He continued by saying that annually, local updates must be submitted to state officials describing target problem areas related to drug and alcohol use facing students and how the LCC plan addressed those areas.
The LCC is comprised of members from a number of local businesses and organizations, charged with keeping Rush County Schools a safe and drug free environment. Working from an annual budget of roughly $20,000, the organization provides financial assistance to organizations that meet state requirements in three categories: prevention and education, intervention/treatment and justice and law enforcement.
Meetings are open to the public and are held at 1 p.m. and the Rush County Boys & Girls Club the third Thursday of each month, with the exception of July.
Contact: Frank Denzler @ 765.932.2222 x106.