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'Pause' movie gives eye opening look at underage drinking and driving

"Pause" Project

ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) - Educators along with emergency and medical personnel are rallying together to introduce a new way of preventing drunk driving.

"Pause" is a movie created by the Onalaska Hilltopper Rotary Group that hopes to shine a new light on why students shouldn't drink and drive.

The idea for the movie came after Onalaska firefighters helped stage several mock car crashes and felt as if something was still missing.

The film was meant to be shown in place of a live mock crash, which relies on weather, emergency resources and time.

Filmmakers say all of the work put into the project is worth it.

"If you save one person's life, if you can just alter one person's perspective on 'oh maybe I should call my mom, maybe I should call my dad, maybe I should call a taxi, maybe I just shouldn't drink at all.' If I can just save one life, all the hours and all the time I put into this, all the time that everybody else put into this project, makes it totally worth it," said the movie's director Steve Londre.

The public premiere of the movie will take place on Thursday, May 15th at the Onalaska High School Performing Arts Center.

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