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Students get reality check of dangers of drinking and driving

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One poor choice, can quickly change not just yours, but someone else life. Just ask Vince Ulstad.

"I ended up in a head on collision," says Ulstad.

Just four years ago, the crash that took place on I-94 left the driver of the other vehicle dead, and Vince was left in a coma for five weeks.

"I found out after the fact he had a blood alcohol level of .25," says Ulstad.

It was a miracle he survived, but he was left completely blind.

On Thursday, he shared his story of survival with students at Moorhead high.  

It's part of a national program called, 'Every fifteen minutes', showing students first hand the consequences that take place when you drink and drive.

The program also turned the tables on students and their families. Parents wrote letters to their children as if they died in a drunk driving situation.

It was an emotional but eye opening program for students at the school, and for Vince, he just hopes his story will keep someone from making the same mistake the person who hit him did.

"Everyone of us make bad choices. But when it comes to drinking and driving that's an unacceptable choice. There's to much information out there that tells you its wrong," says Ulstad.

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