According to MADD, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, someone is killed by a drunk driver every 40 seconds! Every 40 frikin seconds!
I have had 2 people very, very close to me get killed by drunk drivers. And yesterday, October 17th, was the 13th anniversary of one of my best friends, Alli Matzdorf, who was killed by a drunk driver when we were only 16 years old. Please don’t ask me what it was like to carry the casket of a best friend at 16 years old, and then lower her into her grave for the final time anyone would see her.
Alli, along with three of her teammates, were on their way to swim practice at 5am at our high school when a drunk driver ran a red light at 90 mph and killed them all – and killed the passenger of his car as well. He was just fine. Don’t worry though, he didn’t learn his lesson because when he got out of jail he did the same thing and hurt a bunch of other people drunk driving again. Way to go justice system.
So whatever you do, please, please do not get behind a wheel of a car when you’ve had anything to drink. It’s not about ‘how much you can handle’ it’s about caring enough about your life and the lives of others around you.
It can happen to you.