Monday, September 24, 2018

Senseless Deaths

You are entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts. That said, all I know is what was reported in the local rag.

One 17 year old girl dead.

The driver ran but left the front bumper behind complete with a license plate.

Five car crash. Driver charged with a DUI.

Not reported in the paper but heard from another (unverified) source this isn’t the driver’s first rodeo.

This is not a lenient DUI county.

Doesn’t seem to have much deterrent effect.

Two more senseless deaths from a nearby town.

Hope I never get calloused about these alcohol fueled incidents. Damn, I loath drunk drivers!


drjim said...

Yeah, I don't have much use for them later.

Every time I remember a time I shouldn't have been driving, I give a silent thanks that I never hurt anyone.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Amen, and that includes my sons.

Old NFO said...

Amen to that. NO patience with drunks OR the courts that let them off... dammit.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Or the bars that over serve them.

Fredd said...

If you ask me, the proximate cause of drunk driving deaths are almost always the servers who pour drinks to patrons who drive to where the pouring is going on.

Every damn one of these pouring guys knows that likely nobody walked to their establishment, or very darn few.

Ban bars. And office parties. I'm not a tee-totaler, but if you want to drink, do it at home where you don't kill anybody.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

You have a point.