Those were happy days. Everyone in the family posing for photographs during wedding, birthdays and wedding anniversaries; those were carefree days, when enjoying life neither restrictions nor limitations. Fond memories of those days just pass by like cool evening breeze, relishing every moment of life and a wish to retain those moments of utmost happiness making the entire world come to a standstill and the time spent with loved ones continuing for eternity!
The very thought makes us happy, excited and enthusiastic. How I wish we only had pleasant memories, with untoward incidents just not happening in our lives! The hard fact is that it is those incidents which make us realize these happy moments and the worthy time spent with our near and dear ones.
Drunk Driving – DWI Offense – Innocent Victims
Lives of those who met with drunk drivers were cut short, leaving behind loved ones who suffer for life. Drunk driving has been a continuing menace for years now swallowing thousands of lives every year. Irresponsible drinking habits of certain individual’s inspite of repeated warnings and DWI laws in place have done irreparable damages to the lives of innocent victims, changing the entire face of the victim’s lives.
Alcohol related tragedies have become an everyday affair. It is indeed heartening to see a column dedicated to DWI tragedies which only indicates the frequency of drunken driving accidents. Over 10 years close to 250,000 people have lost lives due to DWI related accidents.
Victims of DWI accidents those who are alive and those who lost their near and dear ones publish memorials in newspapers in which they express their painful departure and that one incident which had deprived them of a happy family life. Not a single day passes without a death or damage caused due to drinking and driving.
Reading through some of those memorials is certainly painful. That is the reason why DWI convicts are made to face the victims of drunken driving accidents in person and make them share their painful experiences, which will help the offenders learn the seriousness of their mistake, which will help them not to repeat the same in future.
Some of those memorials for your reading
- In memory Of Peggy Caldwell-Heichel’s husband and three daughters killed by a drunk driver – The Caldwell Memorial
- Grandpa had reached the panhandle of Florida, when a drunk driver entered the Interstate going the wrong way – J. “Jake” Penton
- Brian stopped his dirt bike and was sitting there, waiting on Wayne. When Wayne came, he hit him head-on and killed him instantly – Brian Logan Phillips
- When he realized that he was going to die, he asked his Mother “Please take care of my babies. Keep them together as a family!” That was 40 years ago – Bill and Jeanette Brand
In order to control the drinking and driving menace, many laws, regulations and their enforcements are put in place. Legally accepted level of Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of .08 has been established in order to control impaired driving and consequent vehicle mishaps. While BAC level has been imposed for adults, all individuals below the legal drinking age of 21 years are treated at Zero Tolerance BAC. Any amount of alcohol content in the body of individuals (Zero Tolerance) they are convicted under DWI offense and subjected to suspension of license, fines and jail term.