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Drinking & Driving is a Tragedy

Reblogger Joanne Louise Stevens
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Los Angeles-Brentwood

Thank you Russel for your oddies but goodies end of year post!  Although Mr. McKenzie posted this in 2009, it's meaning is so important today, especially since this is New Year's Eve. With so many people celebrating tonight, I pray that we have no DUI related accidents.  Please remember!  Don't drink and drive!  If you drink, have a designated driver.  Have a Happy New Year everybody and be safe!

Original content by C. Lloyd McKenzie 16784

Today, I took some timeout to watch the local news at midday.  Halfway into the program, I had to walk away.  I walked away saddened, because it dawned on me that there are so many precious lives being wasted.  Yes, wasted for short-term pleasure.

In the featured story, there was a young mother of 31 years old who was placed behind bars, with bail set at $200,000 cash, while her infant child was admitted to the University Hospital, suffering from injuries sustained in an auto accident.  The accident occurred yesterday morning as they were returning home from a party where the mother had apparently been drinking.  Sobriety tests confirmed that she had been drinking.  She lost control of the vehicle, and ran into a pole.  The child condition is currently listed a serious. 

With all the initiatives by the State of New Mexico, Bernalillo County, the City of Albuquerque, Law Enforcement, and countless other local governments around the state, I just cannot fathom why this tragedy continues.  When will it end?   Are people so desensitized, that they cannot make better choices?

Luckily, the accident did not involve another vehicle. Lord knows Albuquerque has seen its share of alcohol related deaths.  I have not had any alcohol related tragedies in my family; I hope never to have one.  There are no good outcomes from these incidents.  Usually, lives are lost, families are broken up and it seems to be a never ending problem. Frankly, drinking and driving is a tragedy. 

As we approach the holiday season, it is my hope that residents will make better choices.  Let's endeavor to make this a season to be truly joyful.  No alcohol related accidents.

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David Spencer
Keller Williams Northland - Kansas City, MO
Show Me real estate in Kansas City

Drinking and driving defenitely don't mix. There are two towingt firms in Chicago that are offering free tows to home from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM.

Dec 31, 2011 04:17 AM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Joanne, Just stopping by to wish you a Happy New Year. Glad I gave up drinking more than 20 years ago. Be Safe, and Enjoy your weekend.

Dec 31, 2011 05:21 AM
Joanne Louise Stevens
Keller Williams Realty Los Angeles-Brentwood - Los Angeles, CA
Realtor - Serving Brentwood and Surrounding Cities

@David:  Drinking and driving incidents have changed so many lives.  Thank you and have a Happy New Year!


@Jerry:  Hi there!  Thank you and Have a Prosperous and Blessed New Year!  

Dec 31, 2011 06:27 AM
Lisa Dunham
Alexandria, VA
Associate Broker, Alexandria Virginia Real Estate

Hi Joanne, this is such a timely post especially during the holiday season.  Thank you for highlighting it.  Also, I wanted to take a few minutes to stop by and wish you and your family a Happy New Year!  May you continue to prosperous in 2012!

Dec 31, 2011 07:09 AM
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

Best wishes
for health, happiness, peace, and prosperity
in the new year and beyond!

Happy New Year!

Dec 31, 2011 10:21 PM
Joanne Louise Stevens
Keller Williams Realty Los Angeles-Brentwood - Los Angeles, CA
Realtor - Serving Brentwood and Surrounding Cities

@Lisa:  Thank you.  I wish you a Happy New Year!!!  Be safe!

Jan 01, 2012 04:18 AM
Joanne Louise Stevens
Keller Williams Realty Los Angeles-Brentwood - Los Angeles, CA
Realtor - Serving Brentwood and Surrounding Cities

@Russel:  Thank you my friend!

Jan 01, 2012 04:18 AM