Sponsored by East Georgia State College Student Affairs and the Governor's Office of Highway Safety through a federal grant, Chris Sandy and Eric Krug gave presentations in EGSC's auditorium on September 20th on the dangers of driving while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
Sandy pleaded guilty in 2000 to two counts of vehicular homicide and served 8 1/2 years in a Georgia prison. Krug, an outstanding baseball player at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, was a passenger of a drunk driver in 1997, when the driver hit a tree. Krug suffered head trauma and was in a coma for over a year. Today he cannot speak, walk, and suffers short term memory loss.
The full auditorium included students from EGSC, David Emanuel Academy, and Emanuel County Institute. Sandy and Krug also made presentations at Swainsboro High School at 9 a.m. on September 20th.
"Sandy and Krug's message was powerful, but the messengers were amazing," commented EGSC Student Government Association President, Tommy Green.