Teen Driver to Describe Fatal Crash

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    The Mazda was totaled in the crash.

    A Torrey Pines High school student who was behind the wheel of a car when it crashed, killing a fellow student, will speak to other teenagers Friday about the dangers of driving drunk.

    The student, whose identity is not being revealed because he is a minor, drank eight or nine beers on Oct 4., the night he crashed a car in Rancho Santa Fe, according to prosecutors. His friend, 17-year old Alex Capozza died in the crash. Another teenager, Jaime Arnold, was injured in the crash.

    A juvenile-court judge ordered the North County teen to spend at least 10 months in juvenile camp at Camp Barrett, where he is receiving counseling for substance abuse.

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    Now, the teenager is taking part in Youth in Court Day at the Superior Court in Vista where he will discuss the consequences he faced for his actions with more than 900 students from North County schools.

    Capozza's mother, who appeared on a local television newscast promoting a fundraising event for an organization that supports bereaved families, said she's supportive of today's events, ""I think he's hopefully learning his lesson and hopefully when he gets out he will give back as well and teach others."

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    Check back later today for an update to this developing story.