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Gibson Co. Sheriff's Dept. gets new Drunk Buster goggles

Published: Mar. 7, 2017 at 10:19 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 9, 2018 at 1:17 PM CST
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GIBSON CO., IN (WFIE) - Mother Against Drunk Driving statistics shows 178 people died in drunk driving crashes last year in Indiana.

The Gibson County Sheriffs Office approached Peabody Energy in Oakland City for help. Peabody Energy donated six "Drunk Buster" goggles.

The goggles simulate what it's like to see through the eyes of someone who's drunk or on drugs. Deputies will now use them in drunk driving programs at schools and churches.

Sheriff Timothy Bottoms says he hope to use them at the Indiana youth leadership camp in June, where they bring Gibson county students.

"We let them drive different obstacle courses or try to walk across the parking lot or whatever so they can see and yeah it really amazes them," said Bottoms.

One set of goggles even simulates what a person high on marijuana would see when they get behind the wheel.

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