“Living Proof” Illustrates the Dangers of Drinking and Driving

The annual “Living Proof “ reenactment was held April 5 and 6 at Muncie Central High School, including a fatal crash scene in Central’s parking lot. Despite the rain and wind, hundreds of volunteers and area residents attended. The event coincides with April’s designation as Alcohol Awareness Month, and is sponsored by the Delaware County Prevention Council (DCPC), along with dozens of other organizations and 150 volunteers.

“Living Proof” illustrates the dangers of drinking and driving during spring’s parties, graduation and prom. It is illegal to drink under the age of 21 in Indiana. “Living Proof” reminds parents and teens the consequences of drinking and driving series of realistic scenes at Muncie Central High School. It is also a reminder to parents hosting parties that those celebrations should be alcohol free for those under 21.

Delaware County PRIDE Team members portrayed teens impacted by alcohol abuse, but the majority of the actors at the event were actual police and fire department personnel, and other agencies, such as prosecutors, judges, attorneys, and EMS staff.

Photo credit: Jordon Kartholl/The Star Press

Special thanks to:

  • 911 Dispatch
  • Albany EMS
  • American Red Cross
  • Ball State University Police Dept.
  • Ball State Practicum Program
  • Brian Blair Studios
  • Cowan Fire Department
  • Daleville Fire Department
  • Daleville Police Department
  • Delaware County Circuit Court Judges
  • Delaware Co. Community Corrections
  • Delaware County Coroner’s Office
  • Delaware County Court Staff
  • Delaware County EMS
  • Delaware County Prevention Council *
    & PRIDE Team members and parents
  • Delaware County Prosecutor’s Office
  • Delaware County Sheriff’s Office
  • Drs. James & Gail Stewart, OD*
  • Eaton EMS
    Eaton Police Department
  • Five Star Driving Education Center*
  • Gaston Fire Department
  • Hamilton Township Fire Department
  • Hiatt Printing
  • Indiana State Police
  • Indiana State SADD
  • IU Health ER/Trauma Unit
  • IU Health Lifeline Helicopter
  • Ivy Tech School of Nursing
  • Jeffers Driving Academy*
  • KLS Digital
  • Marilyn Kay Walker, Center Township Trustee*
  • Mayor Dennis Tyler*
  • Michael Osborne*
  • Millennium Productions
  • Muncie Area State Farm Insurance Agents*
  • Muncie Central High School Staff
  • Muncie Fire Department
  • Muncie Police Department
  • Northwest Wrecker
  • Normandy Flower Shop
  • Outfitter
  • Parsons Mortuary
  • Selma Police Department
  • Sheriff Ray Dudley*
  • Woof Boom Radio-WLBC
  • Wapahani High School RADD
  • Yorktown Fire Department
  • Yorktown Police Department
  • and others

*- Denotes financial sponsor

Living Proof Planning Committee:

Sgt. Bruce Qualls (Chairman) – Muncie Police Department
Pat Hart – Delaware County Prevention Council
Dee McKinsey – Delaware County Prevention Council
Hayley William – Delaware County Prevention Council
Judge Linda Ralu Wolf – Circuit Court Judge
Ken Mace – Delaware County Probation Dept.
Mitch Cassell – Delaware County Community Corrections
Steve Lindell – WLBC Radio
David Miller – Muncie Fire Department
David Spence II – Delaware County Sheriff’s Office
Kip Curtis – Delaware County Sheriff’s Office
Teresa Hardman – Ivy Tech School of Nursing
Kelli Vannatter – IU Ball Memorial Hospital Trauma Unit
Roger Overbey – Millennium Productions
Brian Blair – Brian Blair Studios