Essay on Drunk Drivers Should Be Imprisoned After Their First Offense

1457 Words Dec 13th, 2016 6 Pages
Drunk Driving In Michigan alone this year we have had 4,633 alcohol crash related injurie’s. There has been 8,892 alcohol related crashes, and 26,845 DUI arrests according to madd.org. taxpayer’s subsidy of drunk driving fatalities this year has been posted at 1.3 billion dollars. And that is only Michigan alone. We still have 49 other states and half of the world. So I believe that drunk drivers should be imprisoned after their first offense. On March 16, 2009 Frances Dingle a 47-year-old female from Mount Clemens, was in a drunk driving accident. She killed four teenagers from St. Clair Shores. The teens were on their way to pick up pizza when they were at a stop light and struck by Frances’s car. Frances’s blood alcohol level after the crash was at 0.16 percent which is twice the state’s legal limit. Frances pleaded guilty to second- degree murder and four counts of drunk driving causing death. And was sentenced to 22 ½ to 25 years in prison. There are many organizations out there to prevent drunk driving. One hits close to home because Ashley’s Dream Foundation takes place right here in Troy, MI. Ashley Eastbrook was a very strong and loving lady who volunteered for Women Shelters, and Special Olympic Events. This organization was made to bring awareness towards drunk driving and how decisions of intoxicated drivers can affect others and their families. The main vision of this organization were the five P’s. The five P’s are an attack method on how to…

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