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Looking at drunken driving's dangers in a whole new way

May 07, 2006|By DAVID HOBBY | DAVID HOBBY,SUN REPORTER

Sometimes a change in perspective can help people to understand a problem a little better.

Michael M. Gimbel, director of Sheppard Pratt's Office of Substance Abuse Education and Prevention, is seen both at right and at center through a pair of perspective-altering glasses which simulate a .10 percent blood alcohol level. He was helping local high school students to discover how difficult it is to drive while impaired.

The event had a serious message, delivered by Debbie Hardy, seen second from left. Hardy, of Conowingo, lost her daughter, Janet, to a drunken driver. She has been trying to help prevent other parents from going through the same nightmare by making presentations about her daughter's needless death .

See more photos on this subject and previous galleries at baltimoresun.com/viewfinder.

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