Drunk Driving Under The Influence Of Alcohol Essay

1437 Words Feb 27th, 2016 null Page
Drunk Driving under the influence of alcohol is something people under the age 21, do while intoxicated with alcohol. Drunk driving can be very deadly. Yet many people drive while intoxicated everyday. Drivers who are drunk are blamed for the loss of as many as twenty-five thousand lives in highway crashes each year and hundreds of thousands of severe injuries. Everyday many lives are lost because of drunk driving or drunk drivers. “On June 1, 2000 in Miami, Florida, 16-year-old Helen Marie Witty – known as H.M. to her friends and family – decided to take advantage of the sunny afternoon and go rollerblading. She was on a designated bike path when she was hit and killed by a 17-year-old drunk driver. Helen Marie died instantly” (MADD) most teenagers do not notice how alcohol can affect their lives or ruin someone else’s. “On February 25, 2006, 18-year-old Laura Ann Gorman, a college freshman, was riding home with a friend. The driver, who had been drinking, drove off the interstate and crashed into a tree. Laura died at the scene— just a few miles from her dorm room.” (madd) Underage drunk driving not only affects your life but the people you are with also. Driving while intoxicated can threaten your life or someone else’s. “Not a day goes by that I don 't miss Alejandra. Every day is constant reminder that my family is broken, and a part of me is missing. On that cold morning in January, many people lost a friend, a loved one, when a beautiful life cut extremely short.…

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