Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Deneen Guss, County Superintendent of Schools

The Cose of D.U.I. is Sobering

Judges from the Monterey County Superior Court are partnering with California Highway Patrol (CHP), Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Hartnell College and Monterey County Office of Education (MCOE) and Hartnell College to offer 500 high school students a unique learning experience to deepen their understanding of the law in relationship to Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). On March 7th, Students will partake in a full day of learning about the law and Drug and Alcohol violations. The event is open to high school students in attendance of a Monterey County High School. Students must be accompanied by a district representative or teacher. We encourage those students and their teachers in Health or Administrative Justice Career Pathways to participate.


To create learning opportunities for students to learn about the law and its relationship to driving while intoxicated.

Target Population:

All high-school students. We encourage students in Health or Administrative Justice career pathways to participate.


Teachers who wish to register their class of juniors or seniors can so do using the link below.

Registration Page

Tentative Agenda | March 7th, 2017

Hartnell College

Law Day Agenda



8:30 am

Buses Arrival

9:00 – 10:00 am

Presentation by CHP

10:00 – 11:00 am

Mock Court Proceeding

11:00 – 12:00 pm

Presentation by MADD

12:00 – 1:30 pm

Lunch Provided and Gallery Walk

1:30 pm


About DWI Awareness Education

According to National statistics, an average of 12,000 people die every year in DUI-related accidents. There is an average of 900,000 arrested each year for DUI/DWI and a full 1/3 of those are repeat offenders. While National averages have dropped by half over the past 35 years there is still an ongoing problem with drinking and driving. The solution to this problem does not just rest in the hands of law enforcement to find the violators and prosecute them but within each and every person to make the conscious choice not to drink and drive. There is always a better option.
Keep the roadways safe along with your loved ones and the loved ones of others by not drinking and driving.

Resource: QuitAlcohol.com Website


Ernesto Vela, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent
Phone: 831.755.1405

Juanita Martinez

Executive Assistant
Phone: 831.755.6404

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