Methodist College Oksober Fest

By WEEK Producer

October 2, 2013 Updated Oct 3, 2013 at 8:54 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- There were some drunken drivers out on Wednesday, but not the dangerous kind.

With the season of Oktoberfest here, Methodist College came up with an event called Oksober fest.

The event provides information about the dangers of drinking and driving.

The State Police gave participants a chance to drive golf carts with drunk goggles on and go through mock sobriety tests.

Methodist College is a health sciences school that wants to tie in classroom education with outside experience.

They hope this event will help students better connect with their patients.

"With nursing we're always educating our patients so I think it would always come in handy with them especially when we get alcoholics, anything like that. It will throw off their perception, so I think it will be good education in the future for them," said Methodist College Senior, Emily Hahn.

Along with drinking and driving, participants also learned about addiction, and the dangers of substance abuse.