by Kat Thornton
Students at Eagle High School got a hands-on and eyes-off lesson in impaired driving this afternoon while participating in the "Turn Off Texting" demonstration.
American Government teacher Gary Gorrell and Eagle High’s School Resource Officer Travis Ruby teamed with the Ada County Sheriff's Office and Eagle Police to set up a two-part impaired driving course.
Students were asked to drive a closed-course first without distractions and then a second time while trying to text.
Tim Hiatt, an Eagle High senior, told Citydesk that he has been guilty of texting while driving. He took out some cones while driving the course.
“If I do [text], I will definitely make sure that I am at a stop sign or a stop light,” said Hiatt