Drunk Drivers and the Pain They Cause

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Drunk Drivers and the Pain They Cause

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Drunk Drivers… Everyone has his own opinion on this topic, but I think we can all agree that driving drunk is the most idiotic thing anyone could do. Everyday 29 people in the US die in car accidents involving a driver under the influence. That’s 29 people a day that will never get to tell they’re friends and family that they love them again. That’s 29 people a day that will never get to see their animals at home again. That’s 29 people a day that didn’t get to fulfill their life goals and dreams and aspirations. That’s 29 people a day that didn’t get to say goodbye. We hear about these tragedies on the news and social media all the time, but we never think it could happen to us or our community until it does.

Many of us have hatred for the man behind the wheel that night, but instead of hating him maybe we should feel sorry for him. This doesn’t mean we have to think what he did was right, but rather we should feel sorry for the fact he wasn’t able to learn from his first incident similar to this one. This man has not only caused the death of two local high school students, but about four years ago caused the death of a third innocent person because of his careless decision to get by the wheel under the influence. I know I also feel terrible for the man’s family. I mean, could you imagine having to go everyday knowing that your own family did that much harm to a small community? They have to live with the fact that they knew and loved the man who just killed two innocent, caring, loving teenagers and put three others in serious critical conditions. Many believe this man is unforgivable for getting behind that wheel, and we can hate him as much as we want, but he also is a human being with a family similar to you and me. I’ll never be able to forgive him for what he’s done to my community, but I know I can pray that he gets what he deserves.

No one should grab their keys and get in their car and get behind the wheel. If you’re able to find your keys and put them in the ignition, then you should be able to find your phone and call up someone to have him pick you up. What this man did will never be okay, and thanks to his careless decisions, we all have to live with the awful impact he left on our community.

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