The Homer Police Department invited the public to “Dunk the Fuzz,” on Saturday as part of a fundraiser for the Homer Special Olympics. An overcast day made for cool temperatures both out — and in — the water.
The fundraising event took place in the Homer High School parking lot, with many people showing up for the chance to dunk their favorite Homer Police Officer or Alaska State Trooper.
Officers Ryan Browning and Stacy Luck also offered go-cart rides around a coned course in the lower lot.
Drivers were asked to complete two laps of the figure eight course in order to get a feel for the cart and navigate the course. Then, they were asked to don the “Fatal Vision” goggles that simulate a blood alcohol content level that is above the legal range.
The cart and goggles have been used over the last three years in conjunction with alcohol awareness in the local schools.
The two-seat, 250cc cart allows the operator to drive with an officer as passenger, and develop an understanding of just how impaired their driving can be, even after consuming what they may think is a relatively small amount of alcohol.
The Department has used the cart for the Jr. High, High School and Flex School, and most recently the State Youth Court Convention. It’s a great tool to drive home the negative effects of attempting to operate a vehicle after consuming alcohol, according to law enforcement.
All proceeds from the fund-raiser will go directly to the Homer Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run, May 18 at 10 a.m.
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