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Old 11-03-2008, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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hello i found out yesterday a long time friend of mine was seriously injured in a auto accident on Saturday Night. the driver was under the influence of pills and didnt have a license. he was driving down a country road at 144kph(95mph) and hit a bump skid across the road slammed into a telephone pole and landed on its roof. the driver was able to walk away while the other 4 passengers were trapped my friend was pinned under the car and sustained 3rd degree burns to her back. another passenger suffered a severe concussion, the next passenger damaged several vertebrate and is now paralyzed from the waist down and received a broken arm. the last passenger received a ruptured spline and a damaged kidneys and some other injuries he isnt expected to survive. what i have told you guys is probably only a fraction of some of the under age and under the influence stories you guys hear. if anyone has stories they would like to share please feel free to do so. the purpose of this thread is to create awareness to the affects of driving under influence.

the more the penalties for driving under the influence are increased it seems the amount of crashes like these continue to increase.maybe if they are increased enough and more awareness is created maybe the amount of crashes like these may decline

i am trying to start a online petition here to send to my local representative to increase the penalites for driving under the influence and for driving without a license. your guys' support is greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your time.


Sincerely Gdude
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:29 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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Here in New Mexico there are DWI related crashes all the time, last year a family of 6 was taken out by a drunk.It is actually common for people to have more than 10 DWI's here.There have been a couple stories recently where children have called the cops on their parents cause they were driving drunk with them in the car.

The state is starting to get really serious about this. For first time offenders its an automatic fine,your mugshot in the newspaper for public humiliation and you have to get an interlock installed on your vehicle, the car wont start if you have had anything to drink and you have to blow in it before you can start it. They do more road blocks now and the state has a DWI hotline you can call if you expect someone has been drinking.
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Old 11-03-2008, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Jersey City, NJ
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Shouldn't the fact that you could possibly kill someone be enough of a reason not to drink and drive? If that is not a good enough reason not to get behind the wheel while drunk or on drugs, I don't think that person will be deterred by a fine, no matter how expensive. It's sad, but some people only learn the hard way.
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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A couple weeks ago I saw a carfull of guys go through a wall at a law office here in Rapid City. The car was literally halfway in a building! The driver was drunk. Luckily only one man was moderately hurt but it's still scary.
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