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I'm so sorry. The police are on the way. Just hang in there!
OMG! OMG! OMG! We just killed a person!!! OMG! What are we gonna do? OMG! OMG! OMG! We're going to jail aren't we!?! OMG!
We have to tell the cops!!! IT WAS AN ACCIDENT; they will understand!!!
SHUT UP! SHUT UP! We aren't going to jail!!! Just do everything I say!!
NO! WE CAN'T TELL ANYONE! WE'RE ON OUR OWN NOW!!!
Jamal and Ana were both intoxicated after leaving the party. Due to there lack of judgement, they got in Jamal's stolen car and ended up crashing into and killing an innocent man who was on his way home to his family. Instead of explaining to the police that it was an accident, the two decided to go on the run because of their impaired perception.
"A teenager's brain is not yet fully formed. Scientists now believe that the brain doesn't stop developing until a person is in his mid-twenties or early thirties. The fact that a teen's brain is still maturing means he can have difficulty with certain neurological functions. It may be hard for him to make informed decisions, for example, or to see what problems might arise in the future. These issues with neurological functioning can lead to poor choices when it comes to alcohol use." "Binge drinking or chronic alcohol use is dangerous because these actions keep areas of the brain from developing properly. The hippocampus, which is the part of the brain that regulates working memory and learning, is negatively affected by alcohol. When alcohol reaches your hippocampus you can have trouble remembering something you just learned like an address or phone number. Excessive alcohol use can lead to a blackout, which is not being able to remember large chunks of time, including what you did the previous night. The prefrontal cortex, which is responsible for planning ahead and using good judgment, can also be damaged by alcohol use, as can the cerebellum, which controls motor coordination, among other things."
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