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SADD hits close to home for student

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WEST VALLEY, Wash. -   Brittani Olson is a senior at West Valley High School and she is also the Secretary of Students Against Destructive Decisions.

SADD is related to the national group, Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

Olson has seen first hand what drunk driving can do and how it can turn your life upside down.

"I've had a couple experiences of drunk driving and stuff so I thought I would be a good thing to be a part of this," Olson said.

Just recently, Olson lost two of her closest friends in drunk driving accidents. Five years ago her cousin was hit and killed by a drunk driver.

"It opened my eyes that it is really out there and people my age do get killed by drunk driving," Olson said. "It kind of had just opened my eyes a lot to know that it needs to stop and put an end to it."  

So that's why Olson is getting involved with SADD.

Olson wants others to know the that the dangers of drunk driving exist, and by creating awareness she said she is doing her part to help save lives.  

"I just don't think it's worth doing that," Olson said. "It's not worth drinking and putting other people's lives in danger and yourself."