Driving drunk is never okay, but it sadly happens far too often. Alcohol intoxication impairs your ability to operate vehicles. Drunk people stumble and slur and have problems even walking home. No one should be driving after drinking.
Due to drunk driving five children and a 23-year-old man, all died a needless death in Bowie, Maryland. The only survivor of the crash was the mother and driver, who was drunk at the time. The driver’s blood alcohol limit was more than twice the legal limit. There’s no reason she should have been behind the wheel of a car.
When someone drinks alcohol, it enters through their bloodstream and effects their brain. The liver only can metabolize only so much alcohol at a time. The more alcohol someone has the longer it takes for their system to process it.
That means the more someone drinks, the longer they will stay drunk. The driver was Dominique Taylor, and two of the children who died were hers. The other three were her children’s cousins. They ranged from 6 years old to fifteen years old. All of them were too young to lose their lives.
Taylor was driving her Chrysler Pacifica down the road when it turned off the road. It hit multiple trees and ended up in a snow-filled field. None of the children in the car were wearing seatbelts, and they were all ejected.
Taylor’s car passenger, 23-year-old Cornell Simon, ended up dying later in the week. His death was due to injuries from the car crash.
When you make a choice to get behind the wheel of a car after drinking, you are making a terrible choice. This is because not only can you harm yourself, you can hurt others. It doesn’t matter if you’re alone in the car or not.
You could kill people that you strike, people in other cars. There’s the potential to do much harm to the world. A car is a 2000 lb missile that’s shooting down a road. It can be deadly in the wrong hands.
Too many people drive under the influence of alcohol and drugs and harm innocents. If you are thinking of driving after a drink, don’t. There are so many resources out there. Uber and Lyft are there, use them.
Don’t contribute to another senseless situation.
Taylor has yet to be charged in these deaths.