Tommy: Do we take drunk driving seriously enough?

Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
March 24, 2017 - 11:16 am
Do we take drunk driving seriously?  Just this week, a 27 year old woman, who already had two drunk driving offenses in the past nine months, crashed into another car on the Causeway in an accident that left one dead.  Last month, a drunk driver ploughed into a crowd at Endymion, injuring dozens.

Drunk driving is stupid.  It’s dangerous.  It’s wrong.  Not exactly a controversial opinion, I know; but people keep doing it so it apparently needs saying.

We spoke with Dr. James Diaz, a Professor of Public Health at LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health, about blood alcohol content and how our bodies metabolize alcohol.  It’s important to understand how that actually works; so, please, give that interview a listen.

However, I really wanted to share with y’all one of the calls I received that drives home how real and personal drunk driving gets.  Fay called in and shared her story with us.

“I have zero tolerance for drunk driving. Zero.  My husband was hit by a drunk driver when he was 19 years old.  He suffered for 50 years of his life.  He was in a coma for 29 days.  He worked as long as he could, but he couldn’t work for very long.  Every day of his life he was in pain.”

Her husband wasn’t doing anything wrong, yet he had to suffer for 50 years because of the STUPID actions of a teenager.  Just don’t do it, folks.  Don’t let somebody else do it.
 
Take a moment and listen to my whole conversation with Fay HERE.
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