~ DRINKING & DRIVING ~

 

Driver side view of vehicle I crashed in, August 3, 1991 (larger picture).

Front and passenger side view of vehicle I crashed in, August 3, 1991 (larger picture).

DRIVER DID NOT SURVIVE

 PASSENGER (me) BECAME PARALYZED

 
  • There is nothing great about driving drunk.  It  places you and others at risk, at risk of life altering injuries - even death.  You should NEVER consider driving after drinking.  It's a crime and completely unacceptable!  Unfortunately, it's one of the highest crimes committed; yet it's preventable.

  • If you think that drunk driving doesn't affect others and it only affects you, think again!  Everyone has friends and family that love and care about them.  The pain that is caused when someone is killed is unbearable.  Never think you are indestructible, because you are not.

  • The pain, sadness, and guilt that I now live with everyday, is unbelievable.  Even though I was not the driver, I was an adult that knew better and chose to put others and myself in danger and did not stop my boyfriend from driving while intoxicated.  I am not responsible for his actions and only blame myself for what happened to me, but, had I not been intoxicated that night I would have been able to use good judgment.  We both made choices that night that were obviously BAD ones.  The harsh reality is that our bad judgment caused him to lose his life, me to lose my independence, and our families to live with the consequences forever.    

 

  • When alcohol is used, good judgment is not possible.  That is why I say "THINK BEFORE YOU DRINK!"  Do not ever consider driving after you have been drinking.  There are many other alternatives: call a cab, call a sober friend, call your parents, go with a designated driver, or stay right where you're at, if possible.  

 

  For more pictures of my CRASH:  Click Here

 

 

~ STORIES ~

 

THESE STORIES HAVE TOUCHED MY LIFE

They are living and non living proof of the consequences that can happen when alcohol is consumed and people choose to

DRINK & DRIVE

 
  • Justin played baseball from the age of 6 until he was 19.  He had a very accomplished baseball career and was on his way to a bright future.  He had a great love of life.  He was an extremely happy young man who was known to many for his beautiful smile and never ending sense of humor. 

Justin McWilliams

"Big Mac" #26"

 

On the early morning of April 7, 2002, Mark and Jamie McWilliams received that call that is every parentís worse nightmare.  Their son had been in a serious accident.  The hospital wasnít able to release any additional information, saying only that his injuries were serious and they should come to the hospital.  Their oldest child, and only son, Justin Matthew McWilliams, who was 20-years old, was killed as he was leaving a party in a pasture in Winter Garden, Florida (just Northwest of Orlando).  A truck driven by an 18-year old driver, who had been drinking and driving his vehicle in an extremely reckless and careless manner, had run Justin completely over, killing him instantly.

 

* TO LEARN MORE ABOUT JUSTIN'S TRAGEDY...

AND HIS  FAMILY'S FIGHT FOR JUSTICE *

Click here:  JUSTICE for JUSTIN  or  Click here:  JUSTIN and JAMIE

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~ MORE SOBERING STORIES ~

 
 
NOT EVERYONE DIES IN ALCOHOL RELATED CRASHES... I didn't, and neither did JACQUELINE SABURIDO.   But we DEFINITELY don't live our lives the SAME way anymore!  IF you READ nothing else on my website, PLEASE take time to read JACQUI'S STORY.

Click here:  Stories
 
 
 
 
 

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