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Inmate video message shown to students to help them make choices

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Brittany Miles records a video message for students to help convince them to make the right choices in life. Brittany Miles records a video message for students to help convince them to make the right choices in life.
Students at Zephyrhills High School watch a video from Brittany Miles on the reality of making bad choices in life. Students at Zephyrhills High School watch a video from Brittany Miles on the reality of making bad choices in life.
Pasco Deputy Tim Bullock tells students at Zephyrhills High School about the reality of going to jail. Pasco Deputy Tim Bullock tells students at Zephyrhills High School about the reality of going to jail.
ZEPHYRHILLS, FL (WFLA) -

"[I] drove home from work, some things happened, and I ended up getting into a car accident and I killed a man."

In a darkened classroom students watch and listen to a video of Brittany Miles tell her story of making the wrong choices.

"Oh, it can't happen to me," said Miles, on the video.  "I always thought that my whole life. Nothing can happen to me. My mom is a police officer and here I am sitting in jail on these charges. It can happen to anybody all it takes is one time."

Miles has admitted that she was high on prescription drugs when she ran from authorities after a DUI stop and caused injuries to a deputy in 2011. She was later involved in a fatal crash in Hernando county.

The Juvenile Choice Program created by the Pasco County Sheriff's Office is showing kids the harsh reality of making bad choices.

Junior Austin Ladd says, "A lot of people, when they are going in to make these bad decisions, they don't realize they are in for the now...they are showing what it is like once you get the consequences."

Andrew Steinberg said peer pressure can be tempting.

"I can't do it. I might want to every now and then but I'm not going to do it because I know better."

Corporal Ron Gardner said the inmates stories are what make the difference.

"That's all of their words and you know I give the inmates credit for actually wanting to reach out and touch these kids."

Brittany Miles in still waiting for her murder trial in Hernando county for the death of motorcyclist Henry McCain.

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