Deadly Statistics

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here Every day in this country, another twenty eight people die as a result of drunken driving crashes.  Roughly one person, every fifty minutes, is killed by a drunk driver; alarming statistics portraying unnecessary gut-wrenching tragedy.  The kind of tragedy no one ever wants to accept.

There is another element to this that is even harder to accept.  I want you to imagine having to live with the reality that you were the drunk driver who contributed to those deadly statistics.  Imagine what it feels like to carry a burden of guilt, knowing you were responsible for the death of another person.  This is something I don’t have to imagine, because I live with this feeling every single day.

Like many of you reading this, I always thought something like this could never happen to me.  But each morning, for the past five years, I’ve opened my eyes to the sights and sounds of prison, reminding me that it did.  A single decision, one so easily avoidable, will haunt me for the rest of my life.  If you’re going to drink, plan ahead.  The rest of your life could be at stake. Good judgment or dire consequence?  You decide.

http://amandaraefit.com/just-start/?share=twitter Chad Mattson, Inmate
Florida Department of Corrections