Friday, August 5, 2011

This, Also, Is Not Okay

A friend was in a serious car accident. Her friend, mother of three, was killed. The day after her birthday.

Another car ran the light and that driver had a DUI just a few months ago.

So another suspected DUI.

Very sad. My friend, who has young children, faces a three month recovery and rehab. I don't know if she will be well enough to attend the funeral.

Alcoholism is prevalent. It is the single most common reason for couples to seek pastoral therapy (per the ministers in my family). You would think with so many people dealing with alcoholic fallout that we would do better as a society.

But we don't.

This is now the third time a drunk has hit a friend. I've lost count of the people I've known who've had DUIs.

It seems like rehab is only effective for the victims.


  1. I'm very sorry for your friend's loss and injuries. This hits close to home: One of my best friends was killed by a drunk driver in May.

    I wish that repetitive DUI's would qualify for dangerous offender status.

  2. I'm sorry to hear about your friend and completely agree with you on the need for stronger penalties for DUIs.



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