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New Year's Eve Tragedy – Mom and Four Children Killed by Drunk Driver – It's New Years Eve: Don't Drink and Drive

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Imagine. A mother and her children are on an interstate in their minivan, obeying the traffic laws. Coming in the opposite direction is a 24 year old drunk driver whose blood alcohol reading was three times the legal limit. This tragedy played out on an interstate near Toledo, Ohio. The brother of the drunk driver said “he wasn’t supposed to be driving, but somehow he left and now he will probably spend the rest of his life in jail”. Everyone knows you shouldn’t drink and drive. However, when you are drunk and your judgment is impaired, you may not know how dangerous it is. Friends and family must take away keys, call taxis, and do whatever they can to insure drunks don’t drive. There are nearly 50,000 persons killed each year in highway crashes. Many involve drunk driving. This New Year’s Eve please don’t drive drunk. Please. For helpful tips on what you can do see the website of Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

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