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Drinking and driving.

SGHSGH Posts: 6,671
edited June 4 in Off Topic
Not trying to preach but just stating facts. If you must drink please do not drive my brothers and sisters. Here is the results most of the time. Just got home from the hospital picking up my son. Thankfully he is just banged up. Again please don't make this same mistake my friends. Enjoy your beverages but for goodness sakes get someone else to drive.
May the Good Lord keep all of us safe.
Just for the record the drunk guy swore that the alcohol had nothing to do with the accident. He said that he could drive better with a few beers in him. If that is true I sure would hate to see how he drives sober.
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Just this side of Biloxi MS. One small wore out Weber grill.
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  • fusionhqfusionhq Posts: 670
    Agree. Keep it at the house people!
  • westernbbqwesternbbq Posts: 140

    Sage advice.  Father in Law is a DUI attorney and he said the surest way to mess up your life and someone else's is to drink and drive.

     

    Sobering message- no pun intended

  • DMWDMW Posts: 3,782
    @SGH Glad your son is safe. In too many cases that's not the outcome. Cars can be repaired and replaced.
  • RACRAC Posts: 1,208
    edited June 4
    Agree. Glad your son is OK.

    Ricky

    Spring, TX

  • SGHSGH Posts: 6,671
    @fusionhq@westernbbq@DMW @RAC
    Thank y'all for the kind words.
    Just this side of Biloxi MS. One small wore out Weber grill.
  • Jupiter JimJupiter Jim Posts: 1,617
    So glad your son is safe! My wife and I lost our 19 year old granddaughter to a drunk driver 9 years ago and our life has never been the same. SGH you are so blessed!
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  • Cymbaline65Cymbaline65 Posts: 751
    2 teens were killed near me - both just graduated High School. Driver was also a recent graduate and drunk. Now he's killed two of his friends and may now (almost certainly) prison time.
    In the  Hinterlands between Cumming and Gainesville, GA
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  • chappy319chappy319 Posts: 27
    edited June 4
    I drink more than my share, one drink, and I am in a cab. So many people drink a twelve Pak and drive. It is not worth it. Maybe we need lower DUI level so they get it.
  • SGHSGH Posts: 6,671
    @Jupiter Jim
    Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful words my friend. I hate to hear of your loss especially when it was so senseless and avoidable. Drunk drivers will never really understand how they devastate other peoples life. Sadly it's usually the drunk who survives. God bless you my friend.
    Just this side of Biloxi MS. One small wore out Weber grill.
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 1,252
    Guy I went to high school with made the mistake of thinking he was OK to drive and ended up killing someone.  Story here:

    Ouellette said Lambert and his friends had chosen a designated driver in anticipation of drinking on their September 2007 expedition to a Boston Red Sox game. But around midnight, when Lambert arrived back at the Macy's parking lot in Bedford where he'd left his pickup truck, he refused the offer of a ride home to Goffstown and chose to drive himself.

    The prosecutor said Lambert drove his truck the wrong way up an off ramp onto the highway and headed north in the southbound lane of Interstate 293.

    By the time Lambert saw headlights coming toward him, it was too late, said Ouellette.

    "The two vehicles collided head-on," he said, fatally injuring Bailey.

    Ouellette said Lambert admitted he had too much to drink and a blood-alcohol test show a.21 level, approaching three times the legal limit.

    If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots.

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  • SGHSGH Posts: 6,671
    @chappy319
    You are correct brother it's not worth it. But unfortunately you and I are in the minority with this belief. Most power drinkers feel that they do everything better after a few drinks. Including driving.
    Just this side of Biloxi MS. One small wore out Weber grill.
  • jhl192jhl192 Posts: 576
    Amen to that!  Glad your son is going to be OK!  
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  • SGHSGH Posts: 6,671
    @jhl192
    Thank you brother.
    Just this side of Biloxi MS. One small wore out Weber grill.
  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 1,551
    I used to drink and drive, I luckily never injured someone. It took a DUI, with no injuries thankfully, for me to grow up. It is not worth it.
  • CANMAN1976CANMAN1976 Posts: 1,428
    Have a DUI as well from many years ago and nobody was hurt, thankfully. Learned my lesson and would never do it again.I'm thankful every day that I never hurt someone... So young and stupid then.
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  • SGHSGH Posts: 6,671
    @BYS1981@CANMAN1976
    I'm both glad and thankful to hear y'all don't drink and drive any longer. Y'all are both valued members on this forum and it would be a shame to lose y'all to drinking and driving. Hey we have all made mistakes before. But if you learn from them then that's a positive thing. Glad y'all saw the light my friends.
    Just this side of Biloxi MS. One small wore out Weber grill.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 5,302
    So glad that your son is okay. I'm sure a judge will be happy to hear that the turd drives better after a few beers.

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  • SGHSGH Posts: 6,671
    @caliking
    Thank you brother. That's a very good point you made too!
    Just this side of Biloxi MS. One small wore out Weber grill.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 11,134
    SGH I'm glad your son isn't egregiously injured from that accident, it could have been much worse.

    I try to stay off the roads when the drunks are out...especially New Years.  I celebrate that at home, or we walk down to the levee and watch the fireworks. 

    Now that I'm older, I'd much rather have a BBQ party at home with friends than go out.  Took me a while, but I got most of the wildness out of my system back in my 20's and 30's, and escaped ever getting a DUI.  (that's not to say I probably never should have)
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  • SGHSGH Posts: 6,671
    @nolaegghead
    Thank you as always for your kind words my friend.
    Just this side of Biloxi MS. One small wore out Weber grill.
  • anzyegganzyegg Posts: 616
    Education is key... As Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young sing --- teach the children well and young... SGH so glad your son and everyone is well... cars are things that can be replaced....Eat, Egg, and be Merry!!!
  • Jupiter JimJupiter Jim Posts: 1,617
    SGH said:
    @Jupiter Jim Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful words my friend. I hate to hear of your loss especially when it was so senseless and avoidable. Drunk drivers will never really understand how they devastate other peoples life. Sadly it's usually the drunk who survives. God bless you my friend.
    Thanks and God bless you too. :)
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  • SGHSGH Posts: 6,671
    @anzyegg Thank you for your kind words my friend.
    @Jupiter Jim You are more than welcome my friend. And may the Good Lord bless you my friend.
    Just this side of Biloxi MS. One small wore out Weber grill.
  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 2,961
    Glad your son is ok. He is very lucky. As much as we discuss/joke about drinking here on the forum, as soon as the first drink is poured the car keys get put away. Lucky for me the Mrs. does not drink more than a rare glass of wine. I always have a designated driver.
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  • sumoconnellsumoconnell Posts: 819
    Glad your son is ok too..

    Be safe and have fun folks!
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  • SGHSGH Posts: 6,671
    @Tjcoley@sumoconnell
    Thank y'all for the kind words my friends.
    Just this side of Biloxi MS. One small wore out Weber grill.
  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 2,750
    @SGH, glad to hear that the good Lord was watching over your son and that he was not seriously injured.

    Also, please refrain from texting while you're driving as well. Too many accidents are being caused by that as well!
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  • johnkitchensjohnkitchens Posts: 1,223
    I am so glad your son is okay. 26 years ago, when I was 19, I made the stupid mistake of driving drunk. 

    I was a mile from home when I flipped the car 4 times. Thankfully I was alone and there were no other cars involved. I was ejected from the vehicle and knocked unconscious. I broke 13 bones and spent a week in the hospital and had a long recovery. 

    That was a lesson learned that I will never forget. 

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  • tksmoketksmoke Posts: 607

    SGH - Good to hear that your son is not seriously injured.  I was hit by a drunk driver years ago.  He ran a red light, driving at night without his lights on.  It was his 4th or 5th DUI, and of course he didn't have a license.  Fortunately no one was seriously injured.  Like others, I was lucky to have survived some of my earlier exploits without incident (and without getting caught).  Now fortunately the laws are tougher - and rightfully so.  The penalties are huge.  But the potential for changing an innocent person's life forever far eclipses that.  Unfortunately, one of the effects of alcohol is the blurring of judgment.  

    +++  On texting while driving.  Nothing is so important that it can't wait until the car is pulled off the road and stopped. We are so conditioned to our instant communication - it's important to step back and think about the risks. Today there was a news story about 3 teenage girls being killed by a driver who ran a red light - odds on he was texting. 

    Stepping down off of soap box...

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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 15,924
    edited June 5
    my brothers truck from 2.5 years ago. the drunk that hit him was doing over 100 mph over the speedlimit. to compound it, it happened on a stateline and the officers on the mass side didnt bloodtest or breathalyze the guy, they didnt even charge him at the scene. its still in the courts, my brothers med bills are well over a half mil but he is finally walking
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