Gym turned into courtroom to show students drunk driving impact

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The gym of the Albuquerque Job Corps Center was transformed into a courtroom Wednesday afternoon.

It was part of the metro’s courts school program.

Wednesday in court, Judge Daniel Ramczyk sentenced several drunk drivers.

After learning their sentence, the defendants talked to the students about the impact drinking and driving has had on their lives.

Judge Dan Ramczyk says it’s all to prevent future generations from getting behind the wheel drunk.

In exchange for talking to the students, each defendant is given credit for their community service hours. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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