Underage Drinkers Against Drunk DrivingTM
Memorial to Double Victims
Victims of the government-imposed drinking age
Victims of the government’s refusal to eliminate drunk driving

Ironically, the families of double victims often team up with MADD to promote more injustice against responsible people younger than 21.

See also the LINKS to memorial pages about victims of drunk drivers.

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There is nothing so powerful as truth, and often nothing so strange. — Daniel Webster

Facts are stubborn things, and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence. — John Adams


The reason there aren’t as many where the suspects are in their sixties as there are where the suspects are in their twenties, is simple: Most habitual inebriated drivers don’t live to their sixties.

1

Sophia Delott, 17
This high school football player was riding her bicycle in a designated bicycle lane on the Indian Rock Causeway Bridge near East Gulf Boulevard in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida on 28 June 2019 at 22:33 local time when a suspected drunk driver, age 69, in a 2014 BMW 320i veered into the bicycle lane and killed her at age 17. He tested 0.064% BRAC four hours after the crash.
Pinellas County jail prisoner search ... Cached
WTSP Channel 10 ... Cached
New York Post ... Cached
NBC News ... Cached
WTVT Channel 13 ... Cached
WTSP Video
WTVT Channel 13 on Youtube
Neil Singhal, 69
born 14 December 1949



<sarcasm>No wonder MADD pushes for tough laws against underage drinking. Look at all the people ages 15-20 getting killed in DWI crashes.</sarcasm>


2

Christopher Gerald Willis, 20
28 April 1988 - 27 September 2008
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. At 16:42 CDT on 27 September 2008, he was driving his motorcycle south on Hillcrest Road in Mobile, Alabama when a drunk driver, 63, 0.365% BAC cut him off. The drunk driver was later convicted of murder.
AL.com ... Cached
AL.com ... Cached
WKRG-TV Channel 5 from the Wayback Machine
Alabama Department of Corrections inmate search (Cached)
Find A Grave entry for Christopher Gerald Willis

Leon Joseph Smith, 63
born in 1945

Link to this memorial.

“Enforcing the legal drinking age of 21 reduces traffic crashes, protects young people’s maturing brains, and keeps young people safer overall.”
MADD
...Yeh, right!

3

Shanice Patrice Carter, 18
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally in California. The driver who allegedly crossed onto the wrong side and killed her at age 18 on 27 March 2007 faces felony charges including drunk driving (0.16%). He is 63 years old. The crash filled four persons.
News 10 from the Wayback Machine.
Sacramento Bee from the Wayback Machine.
UPI Cached
Find A Grave entry for Shaice Patrice Carter

Roberto Vellanoweth, 63

Link to this memorial.

Lawmakers refuse to get inebriated drivers off the road, and offer the resulting bloodshed as an excuse to trample young persons’ unalienable right to drink the beverage of their choice. Excuse rejected.

4

Jacob Clemmons, 20
26 August 1987 - 14 April 2008
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 14 April 2008, he was riding in a car when a driver, 60, drove drunk and ran a stop sign at County Road 68 and North Holly Street in Loxley, Alabama, and crashed into him. She pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
AL.com ... Cached
AL.com ... Cached
WKRG-TV Channel 5 on the Wayback Machine.
WALA Channel 10 on YouTube

Carolyn Middleton, 60

Link to this memorial.

Remember, these cases are only the tip of the iceberg, because these are the ones with enough detail, easily located on the web, including a picture of the double victim.

5

Ashley Rose Griffin, 6 May 1988 - 4 April 2007
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally in North Carolina. On 4 April 2007, a drunk pickup truck driver crossed onto her side of South Point Road near Belmont and struck her head-on, killing her at 18. He was 60 years old. Add another “teenager killed in a drunk driving crash” to the official tally that fuels political debate, guides the legislative process and promotes prejudice against teenagers.
WCNC-TV Channel 6 from Wayback Machine
Obituary for Ashley Rose Griffin ... Cached
WECT Channel 6 ... Cached
Find A Grave page for driver Ronnie Richard Jones.

Link to this memorial.

“Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for teens (15 to 18 years old) in the United States.”
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
— So get the inebriated drivers off the road!

6

Russell Logan, 16
This boy was walking home from a lacrosse game at Starr’s Mill High School on Thursday evening, 10 February 2022 at approximately 22:00 when he was killed by a man driving a Pontiac Grand Prix who drove up onto the sidewalk on Brechin Drive in Senoia, Georgia. The suspect fled the scene. He was charged with vehicular homicide, DWI, reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident, but at least he wasn’t drinking under age or buying for the victim, and that’s what matters to MADD.
WSB Channel 2 ... Cached
Obituary for Russell Logan
Channel 11 on Youtube
Channel 11 on Youtube
Channel 11 ... Cached
Fox 5 Atlanta (suspect died) ... Cached
Robert Lee Stevenson, 60

Link to this memorial.

Never underestimate the hostility your government incites by perpetrating an unforgivable hate crime against persons younger than 21 instead of getting the inebriated drivers off the road.

7

Nels Keith Jacobson, 18
8 January 1987
- 10 June 2005
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 10 June 2005, he was a passenger in a car that was struck head-on by a drunk (0.16%) driver, 58, with a prior DWI arrest. Friends helped her out to her vehicle because she was too drunk to walk.
WEAU-TV Channel 13
WSAW-TV Channel 7 ... Cached
Wausau Daily Herald ... Cached
Obituary for Nels Keith Jacobson ... Cached
Find A Grave entry for Nels Keith Jacobson

Katherine Arrowood
4 June 1947 - 1 December 2019

Link to this memorial.

Let’s see now, they had to raise the drinking age in the 1980’s to save lives on the road. Then they raised the 55-m.p.h. speed limit, because that was inconvenient to persons who matter.

8

Edoardo Tovias, 20
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 2 February 2020 at approximately 19:45 local time, he was driving south on Bammel North Houston in Houston, Texas, when the driver of a Ford F-150 pickup truck, age 57, with three prior DWIs, going north on Bammel North Houston, ran a red-phase traffic control signal at Champion Forest, turning left, and crashed into the victim. Police said the suspect showed signs of intoxication. He has been charged with murder.
KPRC Channel 2 ... Cached
KRIV Channel 26 ... Cached
KTRK Channel 13 ... Cached
KHOU Channel 11 ... Cached
Houston Chronicle ... Cached
Jeffrey Davis, 57

Link to this memorial.

Gee, Sherlock, why do you suppose so many voters and politicians would rather commit a hate crime against persons under 21, than impose tougher DWI laws on themselves?

9

James Roberts, 18
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 21 November 2009 at 22:00 EST, he was driving a car eastbound on Interstate 64 near the Teays Valley exit ramp in Putnam County, West Virginia when an allegedly drunk (0.079% BAC) driver, 57, driving a tractor trailer crashed into him. The suspect is charged with DWI causing death, three counts of leaving the scene of an accident causing injury, one count of DWI in a commercial vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident causing death. But at least he wasn’t drinking under age. (Although 0.08 is the usual blood-alcohol limit cited in a DWI, the legal limit is 0.04 for commercial vehicles.)
WSAZ-TV Channel 3 ... Cached
WSAZ Channel 3 (mistrial) Cached
Charleston Gazette ... on the Wayback Machine
Charleston Gazette on the Wayback Machine
WCHS-AM 580 kHz ... Cached
Herald-Dispatch ... Cached as .pdf

Breazeale Norris, 57

Link to this memorial.

How can you expect them to obey your government’s underage drinking laws when your government shows such depraved indifference to DWI crimes?

10

Yuridia Martinez, 17; Kolby Crum, 18; Rachel Freeman, 17
These students were on the sidewalk, practicing for the Moore High School track team just after school on 3 February 2020 in Moore, Oklahoma when an impaired driver suspected of being high on marijuana crashed a pickup truck into them, killing them and injuring four other students. He then fled the scene and crashed again. He was trying to re-start the truck when two football players seized the key and ran. After he got out, a witness said, “I can’t say if he was drunk, or maybe pills of some sort.”

MSN ... Cached
KWGS-FM 89.5 MHz ... Cached
KFOR Channel 4 ... Cached
KOCO Channel 5 ... Cached
NBC News ... Cached

Max Leroy Townsend, 57

Link to this memorial.

Stop punishing innocent people for being under 21.
To combat inebriated driving, combat inebriated driving.

11

Tiana Johnson, 15

Wazir Chand, 15
These high school students were waiting at a school bus stop just before 7:00 local time on 22 March 2022 when a 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio sport utility vehicle (S.U.V.) went out of control up onto the sidewalk and killed them. The driver, age 57, was allegedly on Temazepam, a sedative used to treat insomnia. He has been charged with two counts of DWI causing death to human or unborn child; two counts of homicide - negligent manslaughter by vehicle killing of human being or unborn child; two counts of DWI damage to property or person of another; and two moving traffic violations for reckless driving causing damage to person or property; but at least he wasn’t drinking under age, or buying for somebody younger than 21 who drinks alcoholic beverages responsibly, and that is what matters to the hate-mongering bogots at so-called Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

MSN ... Cached
NBC News ... Cached
People ... Cached
The Palm Beach Post ... Cached
The Palm Beach Post ... Cached
South Florida Sun Sentinel ... Cached
WFLA Channel 8 ... Cached
WFLX Channel 29 ... Cached
Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office inmate booking information (cached)
Angel Antonio Lopez, 57
born 20 April 1964

Link to this memorial.

A special message to MADD members appears at the bottom of this memorial page.

12

Samantha Kristine Maier, 15
8 January 1992 - 5 May 2007
On 5 May 2007 this girl was riding in a Chevrolet Blazer on U.S. 51 in the Town of Arlington, Wisconsin when a drunk driver, 57, 0.288% BAC crossed over onto their side and struck them head on.
Journal Sentinel
Obituary
Find A Grave entry for Samantha Kristine Maier
Find A Grave entry for driver Mark S. Hamele

Mark S. Hamele, 57
27 March 1950 - 22 May 2007

Link to this memorial.


<sarcasm>No wonder MADD pushes for tough laws against underage drinking. Look at all the people ages 15-20 getting killed in DWI crashes.</sarcasm>


13

Brandon Genon Carter, 20
30 September 1998 - 2 June 2019
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 2 June 2019 at approximately 21:00 local time, he was riding his Kawasaki ZX900 motorcycle southbound on U.S. 1 near Moses Creek Boulevard in St. Augustine, Florida when he crashed into a northbound 1992 Jeep Wrangler whose drunk driver, 56, was trying to make a U-turn.

First Coast News The St. Augustine Record
The St. Augustine Record
St. John’s County Jail inmate search results for Kevin Lee Adams ... Cached
Find A Grave entry for Brandon Genon Carter
Obituary for Brandon Genon Carter ... Cached
Kevin Lee Adams, 56
born 22 July 1963

Link to this memorial.

“Enforcing the legal drinking age of 21 reduces traffic crashes, protects young people’s maturing brains, and keeps young people safer overall.”
MADD
...Yeh, right!

14

Christian Tidwell, 19
This soldier never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 6 January 2007, at the intersection of South Third and Horn Lake Road in Memphis, Tennessee, an intoxicated driver, 56, with two prior DWI’s crashed his Ford F-150 into the vehicle the soldier was driving, killing him at 19 and injuring his passenger.
WMC Channel 5 ... Cached
Ricky Willis, 56

Link to this memorial.

Lawmakers refuse to get inebriated drivers off the road, and offer the resulting bloodshed as an excuse to trample young persons’ unalienable right to drink the beverage of their choice. Excuse rejected.

15

Jesaun Benson-Garrett, 19
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. He was driving his Nissan Sentra on Interstate 880 northbound near Hegenberger Road and just south of 66th Avenue in Oakland, California on 12 August 2018 at 2:24 local time when he was involved in a collision. Then the driver of a white Lexus sedan, age 56, with 3 prior DWI’s came along and plowed right into him, killing him at age 19. The driver of the Lexus sedan was charged with murder, DWI and a misdemeanor charge of driving on a suspended license, but at least he wasn’t drinking under age or buying for the victim, and that is what matters to MADD.
East County Today ... Cached
KTVU Channel 2 ... Cached
Patch ... Cached
KPIX Channel 5 ... Cached
SF Gate ... Cached
Maury Butler, 56

Link to this memorial.

Remember, these cases are only the tip of the iceberg, because these are the ones with enough detail, easily located on the web, including a picture of the double victim.

16

LaDarius Favorite, 15
This boy and his 13-year-old cousin were both killed. At 0:05 CDT on Sunday, 6 April 2008, they were riding in a Mazda 626 on the Interstate 10 Service Road at west of LA Hwy 3246 in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, returning from the movies. A Toyota Pickup truck, traveling at a high rate of speed, crashed into the rear of the Mazda 626. The impact forced the Mazda to rotate and rollover several times prior to coming to rest in a ditch to the right of the road. The Toyota continued east, exited the roadway to the left and stopped in a ditch on the left side of the road. The driver of the Toyota, Mr. Chris Michael Bourgeois (Male/Age 56) of Peachtree, GA, was not injured and refused medical attention. He was placed under arrest and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail. Mr. Bourgeois is charged with Driving While Intoxicated (1st Offense), Reckless Operation, Vehicle Homicide (2 counts) and Vehicular Negligent Injuring (2 counts).

WTBS Channel 3 ... Cached
Obituary for LaDarius Lakeith Favorite

Chris Michael Bourgeois, 56

Link to this memorial.

“Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for teens (15 to 18 years old) in the United States.”
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
— So get the inebriated drivers off the road!

17

Nehemiah L. Thompson
30 November 1983 - 19 June 2004
KILLED BY A DRUNK COP

This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 19 June 2004 at 3:15 local time, he was driving a Ford Taurus at the intersection of Warren and Burns in Detroit, Michigan when a drunk Detroit, Michigan cop, 55, drove the wrong way down a one-way street and killed him at age 20.
Well, that’s one way to prevent underage drinking. Before reporting an underage drinking party, consider what could happen, God forbid, after the alcoholic beverages fall into the hands of a cop.

WXYZ Channel 7 from the Wayback Machine
WDIV Channel 4 from the Wayback Machine
Detroit Free Press on the Wayback Machine
Find A Grave entry for Nehemiah L. Thompson

James McKenzie Agee
born 8 August 1948

Link to this memorial.

Never underestimate the hostility your government incites by perpetrating an unforgivable hate crime against persons younger than 21 instead of getting the inebriated drivers off the road.

18

Brian DeLong, 17
2 July 1988 - 1 October 2005
This boy was killed and his 3 teenage friends were badly hurt on 1 October 2005 when they were struck from behind as they were walking down the Route 3 in Richland, New York. The criminal, age 55, 0.23% BAC, was charged with DWI and entered a plea bargain for criminally negligent homicide. A survivor says the driver’s headlights weren’t even on.

Find A Grave entry for Brian M. DeLong

Terrance Wilson, 55
Link to this memorial.

Let’s see now, they had to raise the drinking age in the 1980’s to save lives on the road. Then they raised the 55-m.p.h. speed limit, because that was inconvenient to persons who matter.

19

Hannah Hupke, 17
An inverted sign told this girl to go the wrong way on U.S. 65/69 near Carlisle, Iowa on 9 June 2005, so the drunk driver, who was 55 and had 0.184% BAC, only got probation. Another “teenager killed in a drunk driving crash.”
... KCCI-TV Channel 8 on the Wayback Machine
Find A Grave entry for Hannah Hupke
Sioux City Journal (Paywall)

Michael Vesey, 55

Link to this memorial.

Gee, Sherlock, why do you suppose so many voters and politicians would rather commit a hate crime against persons under 21, than impose tougher DWI laws on themselves?

20

Paula Fay Perdue, 15
8 November 2004 - 6 July 2020

Albert DeWayne Riley, 17
9 April 2003 - 7 July 2020
These two students were killed and two others were injured on 6 July 2020 at approximately 16:00 local time on U.S. 84 at the intersection of Alabama 123, eight miles (13 km) west of Dothan in Wicksburg, Alabama when the driver of a 2010 Ford F150 pickup truck, age 55, struck their Nissan Altima from behind. He was charged with murder and DWI.
WTVY Channel 4 ... Cached
Obituary for Paula Fay Perdue ... Cached
Obituary for Albert DeWayne Riley ... Cached
Southeast Sun ... Cached
AL.com ... Cached
Anthony Miguel Bishop, 55

Link to this memorial.

How can you expect them to obey your government’s underage drinking laws when your government shows such depraved indifference to DWI crimes?

21

Victoria Lemus, 16
This girl was riding in a red Kia Sedona on 1 July 2008 when a drunk driver, 55, (0.08% BAC and testing positive for cocaine) in a silver Chrysler 300M ran a red light at the intersection of Fifth and E Streets in San Bernardino, California and struck the Kia, killing her at 16.

The Press-Enterprise on the Wayback Machine
California Injury Blog ...

Dwight Dalton Davis, 55

Link to this memorial.

Stop punishing innocent people for being under 21.
To combat inebriated driving, combat inebriated driving.

22

Kayla Estrella Bowen
12 April 2004 - 16 December 2021
This girl was driving a 2015 Nissan Sentra east on Lakehurst Road near Rancocas Lane in Pemberton Township, New Jersey on 16 December 2021 at 21:19 local time when woman 54 years old in a 2010 Chrysler 300 struck her. Virtua Health paramedics pronounced the Nissan driver dead at the scene. Investigators say the Chrysler driver was driving without her headlights on, driving drunk (0.188% BAC), driving west in the eastbound lanes and driving faster than 90 miles per hour, but at least she wasn’t drinking under age or buying for somebody younger than 21 who drinks alcohol responsibly, and that is what matters to MADD.
The Trentonian
MSN ... Cached
Burlington County Times ... Cached
Obituary for Kayla Estrella Bowen ... Cached
Burlington Daily Voice ... Cached
Pascack Valley Daily Voice ... Cached
Pine Barrens Tribune ... Cached
Press release from the Office of the Burlington County Prosecutor ... Cached
Shore News Network ... Cached
MidJersey.news ... Cached
Wanda Sprague, 54

Link to this memorial.

A special message to MADD members appears at the bottom of this memorial page.

23

Lindy Rae Simmons
24 October 2001 - 17 December 2021
Christopher Simmons
18 October 2004 - 17 December 2021
Kamryn Simmons
27 January 2006 - 17 December 2021
These three siblings were in a 2017 Cadillac XT5 SUV headed south on interstate 49 near Louisiana 29 on 17 December 2021 at approximately 21:00 local time when a drunk driver, 54, struck and killed them, also injuring two other passengers. The drunk driver also died. He was driving drunk, reportedly about 0.22% BAC, and going the wrong way on the interstate, but at least he wasn’t drinking under age or buying for anybody and that is what matters to MADD.
Louisiana State Police ... Cached
The Advocate ... Cached
Obituary for Kamryn Simmons
Obituary for Christopher Simmons
Obituary for Lindy Simmons
WVUE Channel 8 ... Cached
WLOX Channel 13 ... Cached
WLBT Channel 3 ... Cached
MSN ... Cached
WTVG Channel 13 ... Cached
WVUE Channel 8 ... Cached
International Business Times ... Cached
The U.S. Sun ... Cached
Houma Times ... Cached
YouTube

Link to this memorial.


<sarcasm>No wonder MADD pushes for tough laws against underage drinking. Look at all the people ages 15-20 getting killed in DWI crashes.</sarcasm>


24

Katelyn Ann Contraros, 19
4 November 1985 - 31 October 2005
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. She was driving on Route 111 in Windham, New Hampshire on 30 October 2005 when a drunk driver, 53, crossed onto her side and slammed into her head-on, killing her.
Obituary for Katelyn Ann Contraros
Obituary for Katelyn Ann Contraros
Londonderry News
Seacoast Online ... Cached

Jack Webb, 53

Link to this memorial.

“Enforcing the legal drinking age of 21 reduces traffic crashes, protects young people’s maturing brains, and keeps young people safer overall.”
MADD
...Yeh, right!

25

Adam Troy Klingensmith
26 May 1992 - 28 December 2007
This guy was helping an elderly woman whose car broke down, at 22:30 local time on 28 December 2007 in Shreveport, Louisiana when he was struck and killed. Police suspect alcohol was involved but have not filed drunk-driving charges because so much time elapsed between the crash and the arrest, “accident” investigator Sgt. Tom Oster said. The suspect has 3 prior DWI’s. He drove 9 blocks with the victim’s body on his car.
KTBS-TV Channel 3 on the Wayback Machine
Obituary for Adam Klingensmith ... Cached
ShreveTalk ... Cached
KSLA Channel 12 ... Cached
KTBS Channel 3 ... Cached
Appeal paper (.pdf, Cached)

Jimmy Ray White, 52

Link to this memorial.

Lawmakers refuse to get inebriated drivers off the road, and offer the resulting bloodshed as an excuse to trample young persons’ unalienable right to drink the beverage of their choice. Excuse rejected.

26

Carlos Morales Sardiñas, 18
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 22 June 2020, just before 2:00 in the morning, he was driving a Toyota Corolla at the intersection of Northwest 58th Street and Northwest 87th Avenue in Miami, Florida when an allegedly drunk driver, 51, ran a red-light and T-Boned the Toyota Corolla. The suspect is charged with DUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide, DUI causing serious bodily injury, and reckless driving causing serious bodily injury, But at least the suspect wasn’t drinking under age, a victory for the hate-mongering MADD bigots.
WTVJ Channel 6 ... Cached.
Telemundo 51 (español). Cached.
MSN
WPLG Channel 10 ... Cached
Miami-Dade Jail inmate search for Christian J. Diaz-Flores (cached)

Christian J. Diaz-Flores, 51
born 8 February 1970

Link to this memorial.

Remember, these cases are only the tip of the iceberg, because these are the ones with enough detail, easily located on the web, including a picture of the double victim.

27

Elizabeth Renee Dunlap
19 September 2001 - 22 February 2019
This girl was walking to school, crossing Main Street with the “Walk” signal in the crosswalk at Grant Street, in front of Downers Grove North High School in Downers Grove, Illinois on 19 February 2019 at 10:55 local time when a drunk (0.31% BAC) driver, age 51, ran the red-phase traffic control signal and struck her, killing her at age 17. He was sentenced to 7 years in prison. He was driving drunk and high on crack cocaine and driving in the wrong lane. He pleaded guilty to DWI and reckless homicide, but at least he wasn’t drinking under age or buying for her, and that is what matters to MADD.
WMAQ Channel 5 ... Cached
Obituary for Elizabeth Renee Dunlap ... Cached
DuPage County press release ... Cached
Chicago Tribune ... Cached
Illinois Department of Corrections ... Cached
Enterprise Newspapers ... Cached
Chicago Sun Times ... Cached
AP News ... Cached
WGN Channel 9 ... Cached
Joseph Kucharski
born 9 August 1967

Link to this memorial.

“Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for teens (15 to 18 years old) in the United States.”
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
— So get the inebriated drivers off the road!

28

Andrew Keating, 15
26 October 1989 - 2 July 2005
This boy was walking his bike across the street at St. Louis Avenue and West 115th Street in Chicago, Illinois at 22:30 on 30 June 2005 when he was run over. The driver, age 51, was drunk, had a suspended license and no insurance, and that is what matters to MADD.
WLS-TV Channel 7 on the Wayback Machine
Chicago Tribune ... Cached
Find A Grave entry for Andrew S. Keating

Johnny Leland, 51

Link to this memorial.

Never underestimate the hostility your government incites by perpetrating an unforgivable hate crime against persons younger than 21 instead of getting the inebriated drivers off the road.

29

Sharmelia Jeffries,
4 Feb. 1986 -
2 Dec. 2003
On 2 December 2003 this girl was walking to the bus stop after school at 19th Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard in Oak Park, California minding her own business when a drunk (0.17% BAC) driver, 50, , with a suspended license and three prior DWI’s struck her and killed her, then kept driving. Strangely, the victim’s mother joined so-called Mothers Against Drunk Driving ... Cached to push for more injustice against persons younger than 21. Abstaining from alcoholic beverages did not do the victim any good.

Find A Grave entry for Sharmelia E. Jeffries
Sacramento County District Attorney on the Wayback Machine

Kenneth Bartholomew, 50
Three Prior DWI’s

Link to this memorial.

Let’s see now, they had to raise the drinking age in the 1980’s to save lives on the road. Then they raised the 55-m.p.h. speed limit, because that was inconvenient to persons who matter.

30

Danielle Deneen Woodruff, 17
22 January 1991 - 14 January 2009
This girl was driving a 1990 Ford east on Route 20 west of Plantz Road, east of Marysville, California at 17:55 PST on 14 January 2009 when a drunk driver, 50, in a 1993 Mercury crossed onto her side and struck her head on. Another “teenager killed in a drunk driving crash” to add to the misleading statistics.

Appeal-Democrat on the Wayback Machine
Appeal-Democrat on the Wayback Machine
Appeal-Democrat ... Cached
Appeal-Democrat ... Sacramento Bee ... Cached
KXTV-TV Channel 10 on the Wayback Machine
Find A Grave entry for Danielle Deneen Woodruff

Lorenzo Flores-Aguilar, 50

Link to this memorial.

Gee, Sherlock, why do you suppose so many voters and politicians would rather commit a hate crime against persons under 21, than impose tougher DWI laws on themselves?

31

Sarah Mullenbach, 17
27 February 1987 - 3 July 2004
On 3 July 2004 at 18:30 CDT, as this girl was driving home from a friend’s house, a drunk driver, age 49, 0.27% BAC was on his way home from a bar. He had spent most of the day drinking beer at Riverfest. His car veered over the centerline of U.S. 53 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin and hit her car head-on.
Journal Sentinel ... Cached
News 8000 ... Cached
Find A Grave entry for Sarah Mullenbach
Memorial website

Link to this memorial.

How can you expect them to obey your government’s underage drinking laws when your government shows such depraved indifference to DWI crimes?

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Kimberly S. Hobbs, 16
12 July 1990 - 29 November 2006

Did you know what the statistics on “teenagers killed in drunk driving crashes.” really mean? This girl was riding to her grandmother’s house after school on 28 November 2006. She was killed, and the girl driving, also 16, was seriously hurt by a drunk, age 49, BAC 0.23%, who drove his S.U.V. onto their side of Neely Store Road in Rock Hill, South Carolina and struck them head-on.
Memorial page
Obituary for Kimberly Susan Hobbs
Find A Grave entry for Kimberly Susan Hobbs
Herald Online (Paywall) The Herald has coverage available behind a paywall on Newspapers.com but sadly, the free material has almost disappeared from the Internet.

William Clifford Brown, 49

Link to this memorial.

Stop punishing innocent people for being under 21.
To combat inebriated driving, combat inebriated driving.

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Dana Ambrose
28 May 1981 - 8 October 2000
KILLED BY A DRUNK COP

This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 7 October 2000 at 23:50 local time, she was driving a blue 2000 Honda Civic ewa-bound on School Street in Honolulu, Hawai‘i when a mauka-bound drunk cop sped through a red-phase traffic control device at the intersection of Pali Highway, striking the driver side of the Honda and killing her at 19.
Well, that’s one way to prevent underage drinking. Before reporting an underage drinking party, consider what could happen, God forbid, after the alcoholic beverages fall into the hands of a cop.

Star Bulletin (defendant requests change of venue).
Star Bulletin (Judge rejects complaint about traffic control light).
Star Bulletin (Defendant complains that police mishandled evidence).
Star Bulletin (Defendant’s suit about released information is dismissed).
Star Bulletin (Defendant was DWI).
Star Bulletin (Expert says defendant was severely impaired).
Star Bulletin (Defendant asks for public defender)
Star Bulletin (sentenced to 20 years)
Hawaii News Now (Trial begins) ... Cached
Hawaii News Now (Guilty of manslaughter). ... Cached
Clyde Arakawa, 48

Link to this memorial.

A special message to MADD members appears at the bottom of this memorial page.

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Kortlynn Smith, 19

Melissa Marie Frilot, 19
These women never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 23 December 2016 at 23:15 local time, they were traveling on Highway 9 in Inman, South Carolina when a drunk (0.245% BAC) driver, 48, crashed into them head on. He was charged with two counts of felony DUI with death, felony DUI with great bodily injury, having an open container in his vehicle, failure to register his vehicle and being uninsured, according to the Spartanburg County Detention Center records, but at least he wasn’t drinking under age or buying for anybody and that is what matters to MADD..
WYFF Channel 4 ... Cached
WYFF Channel 4 (lawsuit against the Boiling Springs Ale House) ... Cached
Obituary for Kortlynn Smith
Obituary for Melissa Marie Frilot
WSPA Channel 7 ... Cached
Go Upstate ... Cached
WSPA Channel 7 ... Cached
Hollis Brock, 48

Link to this memorial.


<sarcasm>No wonder MADD pushes for tough laws against underage drinking. Look at all the people ages 15-20 getting killed in DWI crashes.</sarcasm>


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Clint A. Erickson, 18
5 October 1987 - 29 January 2006
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. He was riding a Honda Civic just before midnight on 28 January 2006 when when a drunk (0.195% BAC) driver, age 48, in a Ford Econoline van ran a red light at the intersection of Highway 100 and Beloit Road in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and crashed into him. The driver and the other passenger, both 17, were hurt.
Journal-Sentinel Online on the Wayback Machine
Journal-Sentinel
Find A Grave entry for Clint A. Erickson
Appeal Brief

Terry Kletzien, 48

Link to this memorial.

“Enforcing the legal drinking age of 21 reduces traffic crashes, protects young people’s maturing brains, and keeps young people safer overall.”
MADD
...Yeh, right!

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Tiana Britney-Lee Lozzi, 20
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. She was a student at North Shore Community College in Danvers, Massachusetts. On 28 August 2018 at 16:00, she was riding in a 2004 Nissan Murano on Route 11 in Gilford, New Hampshire, when a drunk driver, 47, in a 2002 Toyota Tundra crossed the center line and struck the Nissan head on, killing her and injuring other persons. He was indicted on a charge of negligent homicide-DUI, two counts of second degree assault, and one charge of aggravated DUI with serious bodily injury, but at least he wasn’t drinking under age or buying for her, and that’s what matters to MADD.
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Richard James Conrod, 47

Link to this memorial.

Lawmakers refuse to get inebriated drivers off the road, and offer the resulting bloodshed as an excuse to trample young persons’ unalienable right to drink the beverage of their choice. Excuse rejected.

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Rebecca Siebenmorgen, 19
9 February 1986 - 1 October 2005
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. She was on her Yamaha motorcycle headed north on Highway 1 about 10 km south of Half Moon Bay at 18:00 on 1 October 2005, when a Ford Ranger pickup truck drifted across the center line and hit her head-on. The driver, Mark Eugene Henderson, 47, fled the scene. He was charged with five felonies, including second-degree murder and vehicular manslaughter under the influence of drugs.
Santa Cruz Sentinel on the Wayback Machine
San Mateo Daily Journal on the Wayback Machine
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Obituary on the Wayback Machine
Find A Grave entry for Rebecca Lynn Siebenmorgen

Link to this memorial.

Remember, these cases are only the tip of the iceberg, because these are the ones with enough detail, easily located on the web, including a picture of the double victim.

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Heidi Jeanne
Strodtman, 19
8 July 1987-21 April 2007
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 21 April 2007, she was killed when her car was hit head-on by a pickup truck going the wrong way. The pickup truck driver, 47, 0.235% BAC, faces drunk driving and manslaughter charges.
Columbia Tribune on the Wayback Machine
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Missouri Department of Corrections page for Donald R. Thompson ... Cached
Find A Grave entry for Heidi Jeanne Strodtman

Donald R. Thompson, 47
born 9 October 1959

Link to this memorial.

“Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for teens (15 to 18 years old) in the United States.”
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
— So get the inebriated drivers off the road!

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Bradley Duncan Norris
4 Oct. 1988 - 30 Sep. 2008
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 30 September 2008 at 13:43 CDT he was heading south on Interstate 540 near the Bobby Harper Tunnel in Washington County, Arkansas when a drunk driver, 47, (0.16% BAC) going the wrong way, struck him head on.
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The Morning News ... Cached
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Northwest Arkansas Times ... Cached [sentence]
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Obituary for Bradley Duncan Norris ... Cached

Richard A. Meinke
born 21 Oct. 1960

Link to this memorial.

Never underestimate the hostility your government incites by perpetrating an unforgivable hate crime against persons younger than 21 instead of getting the inebriated drivers off the road.

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Grace Chamberlain and Andrew Hopkins, both 18
ELEVEN PRIOR DWI’S
This man and this woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 2 March 2006, a drunk driver with eleven prior DWI convictions crossed onto their side of Tavern Road in Burton, Ohio and struck them head-on with a pick-up truck. He tested 0.26% BAC.
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Cleveland Plain Dealer ... Cached

James Cline
born 1 Novemver 1958
Link to this memorial.

Let’s see now, they had to raise the drinking age in the 1980’s to save lives on the road. Then they raised the 55-m.p.h. speed limit, because that was inconvenient to persons who matter.

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Stephanie Currie, 16

Jordan Michalak, 16

Erica Haudek, 15

Devon Spurlock, 19
These four teenagers were in a red Chevy Cobalt on Gratiot Avenue near Masonic Boulevard in Roseville, Michigan on 16 March 2009 at 20:30 EDT, waiting at a red light, when allegedly, a drunk driver, 47, in a full-sized van, spun out of control, struck a light pole and then struck them. Media offer conflicting reports of her blood-alcohol content as 0.20% and 0.23%.

San Diego Union Tribune ... Cached
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YouTube
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Frances Patricia Dingle, 47

Link to this memorial.

Gee, Sherlock, why do you suppose so many voters and politicians would rather commit a hate crime against persons under 21, than impose tougher DWI laws on themselves?

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Joshua Moren, 18
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. He was riding his motorcycle on Route 47 toward Wildwood, New Jersey on 21 June 2008 at approximately 15:45 local time, when he was killed in a head-on crash with an SUV. The drunk (0.370% BAC) driver, 47, got 9 years and died in prison. Another “teenager killed in a drunk driving crash.”

Sadly, much of the documentation on this case has disappeared from the internet, unavailable even from the Wayback Machine.
Obituary for Laura Lippie who died in prison. ... Cached
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NJ.com ... Cached

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How can you expect them to obey your government’s underage drinking laws when your government shows such depraved indifference to DWI crimes?

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Che Andrew Skaggs, 16
26 March 1991 - 9 February 2008
This guy wasn’t even on the roadway when a driver struck and killed him at 4503 Claibornes Road near Mebane, North Carolina on 11 February 2008. The suspect drove down the road, called 9-1-1 then went into Three Points Grill, ordered a cheeseburger, then drove back to the crash scene. The suspect is charged with drunk driving. (0.23% BAC) and went to prison for Death By Vehicle Felony and Failure To Stop For Accident. His parole ended 25 August 2012. Another teenager killed in a drunk driving crash for the hate-mongering MADD bigots to cite.
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North Carolina Department of Corrections offender search ... Cached

Scott S. Belling, 47
born 23 August 1960

Link to this memorial.

Stop punishing innocent people for being under 21.
To combat inebriated driving, combat inebriated driving.

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Hunter Gibson, 20
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. He was driving his Suzuki motorcycle on the Sun Valley Parkway near Buckeye, Arizona on 4 March 2022 at 20:00 Mountain Standard Time when he was rear ended by a speeding driver, age 46, who tested 0.113% BAC and who was going approximately 100 miles per hour (161 km/h). The victim was thrown 365 feet (one-ninth of a kilometer) and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Yahoo News
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AZ Central ... Cached
Robert Nelson, 46

Link to this memorial.

A special message to MADD members appears at the bottom of this memorial page.

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Jeffrey James Malone, Jr., 19
25 March 2002 - 8 December 2021
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 8 December 2021, he was walking his younger sister home from school when they were struck on Panama Lane in Bakersfield, California by a driver, 46, with three prior DWI’s. Investigators say she was on medication. She was charged with second-degree murder, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, driving under suspension and failure to have insurance, but at least she wasn’t drinking under age, or buying for somebody younger than 21 who drinks alcoholic beverages responsibly, and that is what matters to MADD.
Dignity Memorial obituary for Jeffrey James Malone
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Lisa Gwen Core, 46
born 28 July 1975

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<sarcasm>No wonder MADD pushes for tough laws against underage drinking. Look at all the people ages 15-20 getting killed in DWI crashes.</sarcasm>


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Meghann Marie Smith
26 September 1990 - 26 October 2008
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 26 October 2008 at 03:50 CDT, she was watching her boyfriend change a flat tire in the 12000 block of West Davis Street (Hwy 105 West) in Conroe, Texas, when a drunk driver, 46, failed to maintain a single lane and struck her, then fled the scene.
KHOU-TV on the Wayback Machine
Houston Cronicle ... Cached
Find A Grave entry for Meghann Marie Smith

Link to this memorial.

“Enforcing the legal drinking age of 21 reduces traffic crashes, protects young people’s maturing brains, and keeps young people safer overall.”
MADD
...Yeh, right!

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Talhia Heroux, 18


Ashley Britsch-Knetzger, 18
These women never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. Their car had the green light on 3 June 2008 in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin. The other driver, 45, has been charged with two counts of homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle.
Wisconsin Radio network ... Cached
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Appeal Brief
Wisconsin Department of Corrections inmate search for Anrietta R. Geske

Anrietta “Monique” Geske, 45
born in 1963
Link to this memorial.

Lawmakers refuse to get inebriated drivers off the road, and offer the resulting bloodshed as an excuse to trample young persons’ unalienable right to drink the beverage of their choice. Excuse rejected.

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Koby Draper, 15
24 August 1999 - 22 April 2015
This guy was riding in a Nissan Altima, his mother at the wheel, on 22 April 2015 at approximately 20:45 local time. She was going north on U.S. 183 north of Liberty Hill, Texas, about to make a left-hand turn and had to stop to let oncoming traffic pass first, when a drunk driver, age 45, with two prior DWIs, hit them from behind with his truck. The boy and his younger sister were killed.

The truck driver was convicted of two counts of murder and three counts of aggravated assault DWI, but at least he wasn’t drinking under age or buying for somebody younger than 21 who drinks alcoholic beverages responsibly, and that is what matters to MADD.
Texas prison inmate information about John Canche Alvarado ... Cached (as of 19 March 2022)
Obituary for Koby Draper ... Cached
Find a Grave entry for Koby “Grasshopper” Draper
Austin American-Startesman ... Cached
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Liberty Hill Independent ... Cached
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John Canche Alvarado, 45

Link to this memorial.

Remember, these cases are only the tip of the iceberg, because these are the ones with enough detail, easily located on the web, including a picture of the double victim.

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Allison Joy
Angerman
21 February 1986 - 1 July 2006
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. She was waiting at a red light on Eglin Parkway in Fort Walton Beach, Florida on 30 June 2006 when she was struck head-on and killed. The other driver, age 44, was driving left of center, fleeing a police chase and was drunk (0.223% BAC) and high on marijuana, but at least she wasn’t drinking under age, and that is what matters to MADD. Two people in another car were hurt. She got 45 years.

WJHG-TV Channel 7 on the Wayback Machine
Northwest Florida Daily News on the Wayback Machine
Find a Grave
Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office ... Cached
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Florida Department of Corrections ... Cached

Sharon Elaine Martin
born 1 January 1962
Florida Department of Corrections number 692121

Link to this memorial.

“Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for teens (15 to 18 years old) in the United States.”
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
— So get the inebriated drivers off the road!

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Kassie Nichole Lee, 20
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. She was driving a 2002 Dodge Neon on Highway 105 in Hardin County, Texas in March 2007 when a drunk driver, 44, in a 1999 Dodge Dakota crossed onto her side and struck her head-on.
Beaumont Enterprise ... Cached
KFDM-TV Channel 6 on the Wayback Machine
Legal Brief
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Texas prison inmate search ... Cached

Kimberly Gore Brown, 44

Link to this memorial.

Never underestimate the hostility your government incites by perpetrating an unforgivable hate crime against persons younger than 21 instead of getting the inebriated drivers off the road.

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Curtis Jacobs, 19
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. He was riding a bicycle on Quincy Street, near Holland in Olive Township, Michigan on 27 June 2009 at 08:30 EDT when a drunk (0.18% BAC) driver, 44, with four prior DWI convictions ran the stop sign at U.S. 31 and struck him, then fled the scene.
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Kevin Lee Babcock
born 24 February 1965

Four Prior DWI’s

Link to this memorial.

Let’s see now, they had to raise the drinking age in the 1980’s to save lives on the road. Then they raised the 55-m.p.h. speed limit, because that was inconvenient to persons who matter.

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Cameron Charles Tessin, 18
30 June 1988 - 21 December 2006
This man (who had been a student at Washington State School for the Blind) never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 21 December 2006, he was killed when the car he was riding in was struck head-on by a pickup truck. Investigators say the driver, 44, was drunk. He already had two DWI convictions.
Obituary
KING Channel 5 on the Wayback Machine
Go Skagit ... Cached
Find A Grace entry for Cameron Tessin

Link to this memorial.

Gee, Sherlock, why do you suppose so many voters and politicians would rather commit a hate crime against persons under 21, than impose tougher DWI laws on themselves?

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Jonathon James Kramnic, 17
29 June 1992 - 22 November 2009
This guy was driving a Toyota Camry westbound on County Road 35 in St. Michael, Minnesota on 21 November 2009 at 18:25 CST. Witnesses told police a black Chevrolet Silverado truck, without its headlights on, hit his car head-on.

That driver, 44, with a prior DWI involving injury and another DWI pending, faces charges pending results of a blood test. Authorities said they smelled alcohol on him.

KSTP-TV Channel 5 on the Wayback Machine
KSTP-TV Channel 5 on the Wayback Machine
Find A Grave entry for Jonathon James Kramnic
Obituary in Minneapolis Star-Tribune ... Cached
Annandale Advocate ... Cached
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Todd Lifto, 44
One Prior DWI

Link to this memorial.

How can you expect them to obey your government’s underage drinking laws when your government shows such depraved indifference to DWI crimes?

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Alisha Rae Garcia, 17
12 February 1989 - 11 November 2006
Alisha García, 17, was killed; Arissa García, 15, was seriously hurt, and four other family members were killed on 11 November 2006 near Santa Fe, New Mexico. They were struck by a pickup truck whose driver was 44 and already had three DWI convictions. He was driving drunk, 0.32%, and going the wrong way on Interstate 25.

Without efforts to prevent underage drinking, there could be an increase in the number of drunk driving deaths and injuries among these inexperienced drivers. http://www.madd.org/aboutus/1272 from the Wayback Machine
Santa Fe New Mexican from the Wayback Machine
Free Republic ... Cached
Santa Fe New Mexican ... Cached
New York Times
Find A Grave entry for Alisha Garcia

Dana Pabst, 44

Link to this memorial.

Stop punishing innocent people for being under 21.
To combat inebriated driving, combat inebriated driving.

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Constance Faith Mazzarese, 16
This girl was riding a bicycle on the shoulder of Route 369, between the white fog line and the edge of the pavement in the Town of Fenton, New York on 22 June 2019 just after 22:00 local time, when a drunk (0.19% BAC) driver, 44, with three prior DWI’s, crashed his 2005 Ford Escape SUV into her, killing her at age 16. He was charged with first-degree vehicular manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, but at least he wasn’t drinking under age, or buying for her, and that is what matters to MADD.
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My Hometown Today ... Cached
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Link to this memorial.

A special message to MADD members appears at the bottom of this memorial page.

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Mayada Jafar, 15, and cousin
Athear Jafar, 16
This should help you understand statistics on “teenagers killed in drunk driving crashes.” These were two of Allah’s obedient teetotallers. They died on the scene after being hit from behind by a blue 2005 Kia Optima that swerved onto the shoulder where the girls were walking along Kinnelon Road in Kinnelon, New Jersey on 20 April 2006. The victims were propelled into the air. The drunk driver, age 44, tested 0.305% BAC.
Daily Record ... Cached
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Eugene C. Baum, Jr., 44

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<sarcasm>No wonder MADD pushes for tough laws against underage drinking. Look at all the people ages 15-20 getting killed in DWI crashes.</sarcasm>


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Jenilyn (Addis) Franklin
6 June 1988 - 26 September 2006
and the groom, 21
The bride never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. 58 days after their wedding, they were riding a motorcycle on U.S. Highway 411 near Sevierville, Tennessee 26 September 2006 just after 16:30 local time when a the driver of a Ford F-150 pickup truck crossed onto their side and struck them head on. The driver, age 43, had three prior DWI’s, was a habitual traffic offender, was driving drugged, violating his probation, driving under suspension. Sadly, the victim’s family asked people not to send flowers to the funeral, but to make memorial donations to so-called Mothers Against Drunk Driving, which spends money promoting an unforgivable hate crime against persons younger than 21. MADD even exploits this deadly crime for their own gain: CLICK HERE. MADD should be telling lawmakers to impose tougher DWI laws, which would apply to the lawmakers themselves, instead of maliciously violating the unalienable right of innocent persons younger than 21 to enjoy liberty.
Obituary of Jenilyn (Addis) Franklin ... Cached
Find a Grave
Knox News ... Cached
Knox News (parole vote) Cached
Knox news (Killer denied parole) ... Cached
Knox News (Killer gets out on parole) ... Knox News
Tennessee Department of Corrections (cached).
Larry Bruce Williamson
born 19 January 1963

Link to this memorial.

“Enforcing the legal drinking age of 21 reduces traffic crashes, protects young people’s maturing brains, and keeps young people safer overall.”
MADD
...Yeh, right!

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Twins Elleana Lee Gaddis & Isabella Lee Gaddis, 17

Brianna Lynn Foster, 18
These ladies were going east in a Kia sedan at 2:00 in the morning on 16 August 2021 on Interstate 26 in Inman, South Carolina when a suspected drunk driver, 43, going the wrong way in a Hummer, struck them head on.
Youtube
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Melissa Ann Parker, 43

Link to this memorial.

Lawmakers refuse to get inebriated drivers off the road, and offer the resulting bloodshed as an excuse to trample young persons’ unalienable right to drink the beverage of their choice. Excuse rejected.

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Elena Bright Shapiro, 20
14 November 1988 - 11 September 2009
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 11 September 2009 at 20:30 EDT, she was driving on Strickland Road near Lead Mine Road in Raleigh, North Carolina when a drunk driver, 42, 0.19% BAC, with a prior DWI conviction, crashed into her and killed her. He got 3 years, and now he is practicing again in Raleigh.
My NC on the Wayback Machine
WRAL-TV Channel 5 ... Cached
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Daily Tar Heel on the Wayback Machine
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Dr. Raymond Dwight Cook, 42
One Prior DWI

Link to this memorial.

Remember, these cases are only the tip of the iceberg, because these are the ones with enough detail, easily located on the web, including a picture of the double victim.

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Chloë Allison Duncan
28 December 1996 - 26 April 2016
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. She was riding as a passenger on a motorcycle on Highway 14 at Lexington Road near Landrum, South Carolina on 26 April 2016 at 17:30 local time when a Chevy truck crashed into the rear of the motorcycle. The truck driver had alcohol, Valium and Xanax in his system, but at least he wasn’t drinking under age, and that is what matters to MADD.
Travelers Rest Tribune (Obituary for Chloë Allison Duncan)
Legacy obituary
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Go Upstate ... Cached
Tryon Daily Bulletin ... Cached
South Carolina inmate detail ... Cached (.PDF)
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Harley Simms Beck, 42

Link to this memorial.

“Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for teens (15 to 18 years old) in the United States.”
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
— So get the inebriated drivers off the road!

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Jacob Brock and Jennifer Kois, both 19
These college students never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. They were killed at age 19 on 22 March 2007, and the other driver, 42, who blew a 0.29%, faced first-degree murder charges, but he pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide, first-degree assault and vehicular eluding.
Denver Post ... Cached
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Colorado Department of Corrections Offender Search (Cached)
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Patrick Strawmatt, 42

Link to this memorial.

Never underestimate the hostility your government incites by perpetrating an unforgivable hate crime against persons younger than 21 instead of getting the inebriated drivers off the road.

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Kaleb Michael Foster, 17
22 July 2002 - 24 May 2020

Fernando Flores, 15
26 February 2005 - 24 May 2020

Jack Thomas Sarver, 15
1 February 2005 - 24 May 2020
These students from Durant High School in Durant, Oklahoma were in a car waiting at a red-phase traffic control signal on 25 May 2020 when they were struck by a drunk (0.295% BAC) driver in a pickup truck, who was driving on a revoked driver license. A younger victim was also killed with them.
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Bradley Shawn Pittman, 42

Link to this memorial.

Let’s see now, they had to raise the drinking age in the 1980’s to save lives on the road. Then they raised the 55-m.p.h. speed limit, because that was inconvenient to persons who matter.

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Lily Noel Fairfield, 16
26 September 2005 - 10 November 2021
This girl was on her way to North Oldham High School at 8:20 local time on 10 November 2021, in the 6200 block of Highway 42 west in La Grange, Kentucky, riding as her sister’s passenger in a 2016 Mazda 3 when a wrong-way driver, 42, in a 2011 Dodge Ram crashed into them head on, killing this girl and breaking her 19-year-old sister’s back. In a police report, LMPD officers say the Dodge Ram driver’s eyes were glassy, her speech was slurred and she admitted to taking a narcotic. She was on her way to court for a DUI from three days before, but at least she wasn’t drinking under age or buying for anybody and that is what matters to MADD.
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Theresa Devine, 42

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Gee, Sherlock, why do you suppose so many voters and politicians would rather commit a hate crime against persons under 21, than impose tougher DWI laws on themselves?

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Katlynn Bossler, 15
29 June 1994 - 19 July 2009
On 19 July 2009 at 22:30 EDT, this girl was outside her home on Francis Scott Key Highway in Keymar, Maryland, talking to some friends who were in a 1998 Chevy Prizm that pulled up, when a man, 42, driving a 1992 Ford F-150 pickup and reeking of alcoholic drink crossed onto the wrong side and struck the Prizm, which struck her.

After consultation with the Carroll County State’s Attorney’s Office, troopers charged the guy with negligent manslaughter by automobile, negligent automobile homicide while under the influence, negligent homicide by automobile while impaired, driving a vehicle while under the influence, driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol per se, driving while impaired by alcohol, negligent driving, reckless driving, failure to obey a traffic control device, failure to exercise due care to avoid a pedestrian collision, and consuming an alcoholic beverage in the passenger area of a motor vehicle on a highway. But at least he wasn’t drinking under age, or buying for somebody younger than 21 who drinks alcoholic beverages responsibly, and that is what matters to MADD.

He plea-bargained and faces 12-18 months for negligent homicide. Another “teenager killed in a drunk driving crash” to add to the official tally.

WJZ-TV Channel 13 on the Wayback Machine
BayNet.com on the Wayback Machine
Baltimore Sun ... Cached
Maryland Courts Case Search ... Cached
Obituary for Katelynn Elizabeth Bossler
Obituary for Katelynn Elizabeth Bossler ... Cached

Kevin Paul Smith, 42
born 30 October 1966

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How can you expect them to obey your government’s underage drinking laws when your government shows such depraved indifference to DWI crimes?

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Chance Quesnell
18 April 1998 - 27 October 2018
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. Troopers say she was driving a Kia Optima with her passenger, southbound on Highway 2 north of Mead, Washington and just south of Route 206 on 27 October 2018 at 3:57 local time when the driver of a Ford F-350, age 41, crossed the center line and hit them head on. Authorities said that drugs and alcohol were involved in the crash.
Obituary for Chance Quesnell
KHQ Channel 6 ... Cached
Find a Grave
Facebook
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Christopher Mcilveen, 41

Link to this memorial.

Stop punishing innocent people for being under 21.
To combat inebriated driving, combat inebriated driving.

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Richard Allan Billingsley II
23 December 1996 - 4 August 2015
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 4 August 2015 at 23:32 local time, he was a passenger in a 2005 Mazda Tribute that became disabled on Louisiana 42 west of Louisiana 44 in Prairieville, Louisiana. The driver activated the emergency flashers and the victim emerged to push the car off the traveled portion of the roadway when a drunk (0.143% BAC) driver, 41, in a Chevrolet Silverado crashed into him, killing him at 18. The drunk driver pled guilty to vehicular homicide, but at least he wasn’t drinking under age or buying for anybody, and that is what matters to MADD.
Obituary for Richard Allan Billingsley II
WAFB Channel 9 ... Cached
The Advocate ... Cached
WAFB Channel 9 ... Cached
Find A Grave
Thomas Bowers
born 8 August 1973

Link to this memorial.

A special message to MADD members appears at the bottom of this memorial page.

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Amanda Marie Laurenson, 17
16 December 1986 - 3 April 2004
This girl was driving a white Acura RSX, turning onto Crabapple Drive from Blom Boulevard in the Southern Hills neighborhood of Shreveport, Louisiana on 3 April 2004 when a drunk driver, 41, 0.13% BAC, with a prior DWI conviction, driving 112 km/h broadsided her and killed her. The drunk driver was speeding straight through the intersection, left of center.
This entry is included despite the double victim’s being on the telephone at the time of the crash, because an appeals court ruled ... Cached the defendant was entirely responsible for the crash.


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Obituary for Amanda Marie Laurenson
Find A Grave entry for Amanda Marie Laurenson

William Alexander Gourdine, 41

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<sarcasm>No wonder MADD pushes for tough laws against underage drinking. Look at all the people ages 15-20 getting killed in DWI crashes.</sarcasm>


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Adrienne Taylor Keil, 17
This girl was walking down the 5500 block of Penn Avenue in Friendship, Pennsylvania on 27 January 2007 at 21:15 local time when a drunk driver, age 41, 0.153% BAC, high on crack cocaine and marijuana, already under suspension for a prior DWI, drove a 1994 grey Dodge Caravan over the curb, onto the sidewalk, killing the girl and a man who was walking by.
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Angelo Rodriguez, 41

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“Enforcing the legal drinking age of 21 reduces traffic crashes, protects young people’s maturing brains, and keeps young people safer overall.”
MADD
...Yeh, right!

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Jason Honey, 16
9 May 1989 - 22 January 2006
This boy was driving north on Route 534 near Ken Mar Acres and Dorshimer Road in Jonas, Pennsylvania on 19 January 2006 at 22:45 EST. He was killed when a southbound drunk (0.24% BAC) driver, 41, with two prior DWI convictions, crossed over into the northbound lane and struck him head-on. She got three to seven years. Another “teenager killed in a drunk driving crash” to add to the statistics that fuel political debate, guide the legislative process and promote prejudice against teenagers.
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Find A Grave entry for Jason E. Amnon Honey

Mary Katherine Diresse, 41
Two Prior DWI’s

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Lawmakers refuse to get inebriated drivers off the road, and offer the resulting bloodshed as an excuse to trample young persons’ unalienable right to drink the beverage of their choice. Excuse rejected.

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Ciara Nicola Gee
19 November 2000 - 18 July 2021
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholis beverages legally. She was in a Toyota Echo with 3 other persons on Route 9 near Texas Road in Old Bridge, New Jersey on 18 July 2021 at 4:28 local time, when an inebriated driver, 40, (born 10 May 1981) smashed his Ford Expedition into the rear of the Toyota, killing her at age 20 and injuring her father. He got 8 years.
Obituary for Ciara Nicole Gee
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Remember, these cases are only the tip of the iceberg, because these are the ones with enough detail, easily located on the web, including a picture of the double victim.

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Lauren Teresa Berglund, 20
31 January 1987 - 14 May 2007
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. She was walking home on Route 9 in Boulder Creek, California on 14 May 2007 when she got hit. The suspect is 40, tested 0.20%, was driving on a suspended license, already had two DWI convictions, and allegedly crashed into a guard rail several times before hitting her, But at least the suspect wasn’t drinking under age, a victory for the hate-mongering MADD bigots.
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April Dawn Jackson Reynolds, 40

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“Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for teens (15 to 18 years old) in the United States.”
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
— So get the inebriated drivers off the road!

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Roxana Saenz, 18
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 23 June 2020 at approximately 20:15 local time, she was driving a Honda Civic at Candelaria and Richmond NE in Albuquerque, New Mexico, when she was struck, head on, by a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. She was found dead at the scene. Investigators say the other driver, age 40, was driving 60 miles per hour in a 40 mile-per-hour zone, and that she told them she had drunk a 12-pack. They say she could not perform the field sobriety test. She was charged with vehicular homicide by DWI, but at least she wasn’t drinking under age, or buying for somebody younger than 21 who drinks alcoholic beverages responsibly, and that is what matters to MADD.
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Bernadette Etsitty, 40

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Never underestimate the hostility your government incites by perpetrating an unforgivable hate crime against persons younger than 21 instead of getting the inebriated drivers off the road.

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Juan Carlos Dominguez Palomino, 17
12 June 1996 - 24 March 2014
On 24 March 2014 shortly after 0:00 local time, this guy was on Dayton Street in Aurora, Colorado, facing a green-phase traffic control signal, and he entered the intersection and was struck by a blue Camaro on East Colfax Avenue. The Camaro driver, age 40, with three prior DWI’s,was driving drunk, driving without a license, running a red-phase traffic control signal, speeding and leading police on a chase, but at least he wasn’t drinking under age, or buying for somebody younger than 21 who drinks alcoholic beverages responsibly, and that is what matters to MADD.
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Ever M. Olivos-Gutierrez, 40

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Let’s see now, they had to raise the drinking age in the 1980’s to save lives on the road. Then they raised the 55-m.p.h. speed limit, because that was inconvenient to persons who matter.

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Lacey Jo Martin
6 January 2005 - 10 November 2021
This girl spent 12 days in intensive care at the Oklahoma University Medical center before she died. She, her brother and two others were headed home to Elk City, Oklahoma on 29 October 2021 at 23:22 local time. She was a back-seat passenger in a 2013 Chevy Cruze going west on U.S. Highway 66 near the Kilpatrick Turnpike when they were struck by a 2017 Ford Edge driven by a suspected drunk (0.12% BAC) driver, 40. The Chevy was forced across the median and entered the eastbound lanes where it struck a 2006 Mitsubishi Galant. The Chevy flipped onto its driver side before coming to a stop.
Obituary for Lacey Jo Martin
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Cassandra Bray, 40

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Gee, Sherlock, why do you suppose so many voters and politicians would rather commit a hate crime against persons under 21, than impose tougher DWI laws on themselves?

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Dilcia Peña, 16
KILLED BY A DRUNK COP

A drunk (0.16%) cop ran over and killed this girl, her sister and nephew as they were crossing the street in Brooklyn, New York on 4 August 2001.
Well, that’s one way to prevent underage drinking. Before reporting an underage drinking party, consider what could happen, God forbid, after the alcoholic beverages fall into the hands of a cop.


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Joseph Gray, 40

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How can you expect them to obey your government’s underage drinking laws when your government shows such depraved indifference to DWI crimes?

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Joshua James Milana, 20
29 september 1986 - 10 June 2007

Morgan Brooke Hohnbaum, 18
23 July 1988 - 10 June 2007
This man and this woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 10 June 2007 at 01:00, at the intersection of North 84th Street and Havelock Avenue in Lincoln, Nebraska, their motorcycle was cut off by a left-turning drunk driver, age 39, who was driving on a suspended license and blew 0.15%. The suspect already had one DWI conviction.
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Find A Grave entry for Morgan Brooke Hohnbaum
Find A Grave entry for Joshua James Milana
YouTube memorial video for Joshua James Milana
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Brett Griffin, 39
born 23 February 1968

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Stop punishing innocent people for being under 21.
To combat inebriated driving, combat inebriated driving.

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Aden Alexander Uriostegui
11 October 2001 - 19 May 2021
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 19 May 2021 at 22:09 local time, he was walking home work. He was crossing the street in a crosswalk, at the intersection of Tustin Street and Heim Avenue in Orange, California, when the driver of a Ford F-250 pickup truck, going south on Tustin Street, failed to stop when facing a red-phase traffic control signal, and struck him, killing him at age 19. The driver, age 39, was arrested for DWI, driving under suspension for a prior DWI, and the DWI charge was upgraded to murder, but at least he wasn’t drinking under age or buying for somebody, and that is what matters to MADD.
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Sitani Pimoni
born 4 May 1982

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A special message to MADD members appears at the bottom of this memorial page.

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Clayton Dean Patterson-Schauf, 19
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. He was driving a Chrysler PT Cruiser on Highway 254 in northeastern Sedgwick County, Kansas at 2:45 local time on 25 September 2021 when he was struck head-on by a GMC Sierra pickup truck going the wrong way. The pickup truck driver, 39, was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and involuntary manslaughter.

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Jose Rios-Cruz, Jr., 39

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<sarcasm>No wonder MADD pushes for tough laws against underage drinking. Look at all the people ages 15-20 getting killed in DWI crashes.</sarcasm>


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Jaelyn Ryanna Collins
15 April 2003 - 27 June 2021
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. Tennessee Highway Patrol says she was riding in a car with a friend driving, going north on Maynardsville Pike in Knox County, Tennessee on 27 June 2021 just before 20:00 local time, when a drunk driver, age 39, going south, texting while driving, crossed into the northbound lane and struck them head on. The friend driving was seriously injured in the crash.

Strangely, the victim’s mother reportedly is teaming up with MADD, which only wants persons younger than 21 to be victimized more.
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Roger Barnhart, 39

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“Enforcing the legal drinking age of 21 reduces traffic crashes, protects young people’s maturing brains, and keeps young people safer overall.”
MADD
...Yeh, right!

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Left to right: Michaila Paige Bowling, 30 December 2002 - 20 November 2021; Hali D. Coss, 14 May 2003 - 20 November 2021; Lily Beth Dufrene, 19 November 2002 - 20 November 2021
These women never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. They were en route to a birthday party just after 0:00 local time on 20 November 2021. They were riding in a sport-utility vehicle (S.U.V.) south on Highway 20 in Chackbay, Louisiana when the driver of a 2019 Ford F-150 pickup truck, with three prior DWI’s crossed the center line and struck the S.U.V. head on. The S.U.V. burst into flames and all three women died at the scene. The suspect was charged with driving without his seatbelt buckled, failing to drive on the right-hand side of the road, DWI fourth offense, and three counts of vehicular homicide, but at least he wasn’t drinking under age or buying for somebody, and that is what matters to MADD. Strangely, two of the obituaries suggest donating to MADD to promote its unforgivable hate crime against persons younger than 21 years.
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Joey Paul Clement
born 13 June 1982

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Lawmakers refuse to get inebriated drivers off the road, and offer the resulting bloodshed as an excuse to trample young persons’ unalienable right to drink the beverage of their choice. Excuse rejected.

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Isaac James Oldham, 18
2 February 2001 - 26 September 2019
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 26 September 2019 at approximately 20:00 local time, he was riding his new Kawasaki motorcycle at Shelbyville Road and Five Points Road on the southeast side of Indianapolis, Indiana when a drunk driver, 39, 0.175% BAC, operating an SUV, ran a STOP sign and crashed into him. The victim died at the scene.
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Sara L. Storey
born in February 1980

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Remember, these cases are only the tip of the iceberg, because these are the ones with enough detail, easily located on the web, including a picture of the double victim.

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Nicholas Eason, 18
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. He moved from Missouri to Florida to take care of his ailing mother. He was riding a moped on westbound U.S. 92 near Marsh Road in Volusia County, Florida at about 1:30 local time on 3 April 2016 when he was struck by a 2000 Nissan Xtera and was thrown onto the hood of the SUV, authorities said. He was taken to Halifax Medical Center, but did not survive. The driver, age 39, was charged with DWI, has a prior DWI conviction, but at least the suspect wasn’t drinking under age, a victory for the hate-mongering MADD bigots.
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Craig Howitt, 39
born 9 April 1976

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“Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for teens (15 to 18 years old) in the United States.”
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
— So get the inebriated drivers off the road!

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Matthew Kato, 17
This boy was killed about 21:00 on 21 July 2004 when a car traveling at high speed westbound on Lehigh Station Road collided with his car, which was turning onto Lehigh Station off Beckwith Road in Henrietta, New York. The other driver, 39, (born 10 August 1964) pleaded guilty to felony charges of second-degree manslaughter and second-degree vehicular assault and a misdemeanor of driving while intoxicated. Another “teenager killed in a drunk driving crash.” Get a load of this: The family asked that donations be made to MADD, which promotes bigotry against people under 21.
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Never underestimate the hostility your government incites by perpetrating an unforgivable hate crime against persons younger than 21 instead of getting the inebriated drivers off the road.

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Jonathan Baugh, 17
31 October 1988 - 17 October 2006
This boy was killed 17 October 2006. The drunk driver, 39, was going the wrong way on U.S. 30. He pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide, a Class C felony that carries a 10-year maximum sentence; operating while intoxicated, second offense, an aggravated misdemeanor that carries a maximum sentence of two years; serious injury by vehicle, a Class D felony with a maximum sentence of five years and driving with a revoked license, a serious misdemeanor that has a maximum sentence of one year in prison for Story county, but at least he wasn’t drinking under age, or buying for somebody younger than 21 who drinks alcoholic beverages responsibly, and that is what matters to MADD.
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Phillip Ray Stephens, 39
born 3 December 1968

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Let’s see now, they had to raise the drinking age in the 1980’s to save lives on the road. Then they raised the 55-m.p.h. speed limit, because that was inconvenient to persons who matter.

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Christopher Neil Brown, 17
27 March 1990 - 28 January 2008
As this boy was driving home from work at a sandwich shop, on 26 January 2008 at 22:00. As he approached the intersection of State Avenue and 86th street in Kansas City, Kansas, he was struck from behind by a driver, 39, who was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter DWI, but at least he wasn’t drinking under age, or buying for somebody younger than 21 who drinks alcoholic beverages responsibly, and that is what matters to MADD.

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Eric Snitz, 39
born 5 March 1968

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Gee, Sherlock, why do you suppose so many voters and politicians would rather commit a hate crime against persons under 21, than impose tougher DWI laws on themselves?

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Jonathan Z. Martin, 15
Another victim to add to the statistics on “teenagers killed in drunk driving crashes.” This boy was driving a golf cart on County Road 47 in Parishville, New York on 30 March 2007 when he was struck. The driver, age 39, with a prior DWAI and a prior DWI conviction tested 0.18%.

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Richard Hayes, 39
born 6 July 1967

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How can you expect them to obey your government’s underage drinking laws when your government shows such depraved indifference to DWI crimes?

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Carl Edward Spivey III, 18
17 October 2003 - 12 March 2022
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 12 March 2022 he was driving on Lake Olympia Parkway in Missouri City, Texas, en route to a friend’s house when a suspected drunk driver, age 38, driving a Mazda, tried to turn into Sunshine Lane, failing to yield the right of way and striking him. Cops say she was reeking of alcohol, and that she is charged with murder, but at least she wasn’t drinking under age, or buying for somebody younger than 21 who drinks alcoholic beverages responsibly, and that is what matters to the hate-mongering bigots at so-called Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
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Ashley Maslak, 38

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Stop punishing innocent people for being under 21.
To combat inebriated driving, combat inebriated driving.

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Cooper Edward Campbell, 15
This boy was a passenger in a limousine near mile 14 on the Maine Turnpike on the night of 28 April 2008 when a wrong-way driver, 38, with two prior drunk driving convictions struck the limo head on. The wrong-way driver has been charged with drunk driving and two counts of manslaughter.

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Donna Bartlett, 38

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A special message to MADD members appears at the bottom of this memorial page.

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Anthony Mayoral, 15
This guy was riding in a 1999 Chevy Astro minivan on Interstate 37 near Three Rivers, Texas with his family on a trip to Mexico at 03:00 CST on 21 December 2006. A drunk driver, 38, rear-ended the van with a 2006 Chevrolet Z71, sending the van tumbling into the median. Henry Mayoral, 17, was also injured in the crash. Their mother and grandmother were both killed.
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<sarcasm>No wonder MADD pushes for tough laws against underage drinking. Look at all the people ages 15-20 getting killed in DWI crashes.</sarcasm>


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Angel Racheal Careathers
4 March 1997 - 13 April 2017
Zachariah Armani Garrison
8 September 1996 - 13 April 2017
This engaged couple never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. They were sitting in their car, parked on the Pickford Avenue side of Peterson Playfield in Detroit, Michigan, on 13 April 2017 when a speeding driver, 37, lost control of his Camaro and went flying, landing on their vehicle with two girls in the back seat, ages 15 and 17, also seriously injured. The Camaro driver pleaded no contest to two charges of second-degree murder, two counts of operating under the influence causing death and two counts of operating under the influence causing serious injury, but at least he wasn’t drinking under age, or buying for anybody, and that is what matters to MADD.
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Robert Anthony Chaney
born 4 January 1980

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“Enforcing the legal drinking age of 21 reduces traffic crashes, protects young people’s maturing brains, and keeps young people safer overall.”
MADD
...Yeh, right!

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Tiffany Ann Woodham, 19
2 March 1993 - 4 November 2012
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. She was on her way to the hospital, having a baby, at 22:19 local time on 4 November 2012. She was sitting in the left backseat of a 2010 Chrysler van, which was stopped at a red-phase traffic control signal at the intersection of US Hwy 27 and Cypress Gardens Blvd. in Winter Haven, Florida. A drunk (0.131% BAC) driver, 37, in a Dodge pick-up truck, rear-ended the Chrysler just as the light turned green. The woman was rushed to hospital but she and her baby died. The suspect has been charged with two counts of vehicular homicide, two counts of DWI manslaughter, two counts of DWI involving serious bodily injury, DWI crash involving property damage and DWI, but at least he wasn’t drinking under age, or buying for somebody younger than 21 who drinks alcoholic beverages legally, and that is what matters to MADD.
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Thomas Jeremy Dick, 37
born 14 July 1975

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Lawmakers refuse to get inebriated drivers off the road, and offer the resulting bloodshed as an excuse to trample young persons’ unalienable right to drink the beverage of their choice. Excuse rejected.

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Henry Alexander Rivera, 18
2 February 1989 - 27 May 2007
and Pedro Hernandez, 20
12 September 1986 - 27 May 2007
These men never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. They were killed 27 May 2007 in a head-on crash in Brighton, New York. A girl, 16, was hurt also. The other driver, Herman H. Bank, 37, born 15 December 1969, was going the wrong way on Interstate 590, and was found guilty of second-degree manslaughter, first-degree vehicular manslaughter, and second-degree vehicular assault.
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Remember, these cases are only the tip of the iceberg, because these are the ones with enough detail, easily located on the web, including a picture of the double victim.

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Christopher Matthew Daniels, 19
This soldier never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. At 19:00 on 13 October 2008, he was riding his bicycle in Benton, Arkansas when a drunk (0.08% BAC) driver, 37, high on cocaine, negligently crashed into him. He got three years. Another “teenager killed in a drunk driving crash” to add to statistics.
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Kirk Shelnut, 37

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“Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for teens (15 to 18 years old) in the United States.”
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
— So get the inebriated drivers off the road!

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Marlon Tate, 18

Victim’s brother writes memorial note.
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. He was driving a Nissan Altima southbound on Kostner Avenue in Garfield Park, in Chicago’s West Side on 31 January 2008 at 23:00 CST, when he was rear-ended, causing his car to strike a pole and then a tree. He died at 00:13 on 1 February 2008 at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. The other driver, 37, has been charged with DUI, speeding and reckless driving.
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Never underestimate the hostility your government incites by perpetrating an unforgivable hate crime against persons younger than 21 instead of getting the inebriated drivers off the road.

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Jenna Marie Moran, 16
14 February 1992 -
25 September 2008
This girl was driving home from school in a 1992 Nissan Maxima at 14:20 EDT on 24 September 2008, westbound on Hexam Road near Flycatcher Road in Brooksville, Florida when an eastbound 2007 Mitsubishi pickup truck driven by a drunk driver, 37, crossed the center line into her path and struck her. He was convicted of DWI manslaughter and got 5 years.
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William Curt Brooks, 37
born 15 December 1970

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Let’s see now, they had to raise the drinking age in the 1980’s to save lives on the road. Then they raised the 55-m.p.h. speed limit, because that was inconvenient to persons who matter.

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Charles Christopher Goode, 18
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 5 January 2018 at 22:22 local time, he was walking west along the 3600 block of Knights Station Road in Lakeland, Florida when he was struck by a 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe driven by a drunk (0.181% BAC) driver, 36, who also was traveling westbound. The investigation revealed that the driver was also going 58 - 69 miles per hour in a 40 mile-per-hour zone. This Google image of the area shows there was no sidewalk.
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Rodney Steven Schmitz, 37
born 7 July 1981

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Gee, Sherlock, why do you suppose so many voters and politicians would rather commit a hate crime against persons under 21, than impose tougher DWI laws on themselves?

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Corbin White, 18
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. She was the passenger of a 2006 Toyota Scion that was stopped on Main Street and MacArthur Boulevard in Santa Ana, California at a red light when a 2006 BMW sedan slammed into it around 02:00 PST on 3 January 2010. The impact pushed the Scion into the intersection, causing it to collide with a Chevrolet Malibu that was going to make a left turn from westbound MacArthur to southbound Main, according to police. The suspect, 36, has been charged with one felony count of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and one felony count of fleeing an accident scene, according to court records.

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How can you expect them to obey your government’s underage drinking laws when your government shows such depraved indifference to DWI crimes?

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Matthew Bray, 17
18 June 1990 - 20 April 2008
This boy was riding his bicycle westbound on Hogback Road in Palmyra, New York on 20 April 2008 at 20:15 EDT when he was struck from behind. The driver, 36, already had three DWI convictions, and faces charges of driving drunk (0.16% BAC), driving under suspension and fleeing the scene.
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Anibal Fontanez, 36

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Stop punishing innocent people for being under 21.
To combat inebriated driving, combat inebriated driving.

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Tyler J. Shaw
30 June 1997 - 30 April 2018
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. He was in his 2008 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, waiting at a stop sign at the Exit 1 on-ramp of Interstate 89 on Logging Hill Road in Bow, New Hampshire on 30 April 2018 at 21:21 local time, when a drunk (0.16% BAC) driver, age 35, with two prior DWI’s, drove a 2017 Nissan Altima into him at 60 miles per hour (96 km/h), killing him 61 days short of his 21st birthday.
The New Hampshire drinking age was raised from 18 to 20 on 24 May 1979. It was raised again on 1 June 1985 to 21. They still did not have an open container law. It was still lawful to drink alcoholic beverages while driving, if you were 21 or older, but unlawful to drink alcoholic beverages responsibly if you were younger than 21. It wasn’t until 16 August 2021 that Governor Sununu signed a bill allowing judges to mete out longer prison sentences to killers with prior DWI’s. The law is named after the victim in this case, who coincidentally was killed at 21:21 local time. It applies only after the drunk driver kills somebody.

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Joseph Anthony Leonard, 35

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Hannah Alyce Goman
1 October 2001 - 19 February 2022
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 19 February 2022 at 0:45 local time, she was a passenger in a Toyota Camry in the southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 61 in Winona, Minnesota at the intersection of Minnesota Highway 43, when it was hit by a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. The Minnesota State Patrol says the pickup driver, age 35, was going the wrong way and had alcohol in his system at the time of the crash. He was booked on charges of DWI-Fourth Degree Driving While Impaired and Criminal Vehicular Operation, but at least he wasn’t drinking under age or buying for somebody younger than 21 who drinks alcoholic beverages responsibly, and that is what matters to MADD.
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Adam Samuel Anderson, 35

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<sarcasm>No wonder MADD pushes for tough laws against underage drinking. Look at all the people ages 15-20 getting killed in DWI crashes.</sarcasm>


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Iyana Harris-Smith, 20
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. Just shy of her 21st birthday, she was stopped at red light at West FM 1960 and North Eldridge Parkway in Harris County, Texas at 2:00 local time on 25 October 2021 when a truck ran into the back of her car. The driver of the truck, age 35, has been charged with intoxication manslaughter, But at least the suspect wasn’t drinking under age, a victory for the hate-mongering MADD bigots.
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“Enforcing the legal drinking age of 21 reduces traffic crashes, protects young people’s maturing brains, and keeps young people safer overall.”
MADD
...Yeh, right!

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Jacob Robert Rauguth, 19
29 July 1997 - 2 July 2017
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 2 July 2017, he and two passengers were in a Pontiac Grand Am going east on Moon Road in Saline, Michigan headed home from Brecon Village when a drunk (0.333% BAC) driver, age 35, with a prior DWI, in a Mercury Mountaineer ran a stop sign on Bemis Road and crashed into them. The drunk driver was found guilty of operating with a high blood-alcohol content causing serious injury, with a prior conviction, and operating with a high blood-alcohol content causing death with a prior conviction, but at least he wasn’t drinking under age, or buying for somebody younger than 21 who drinks alcoholic beverages responsibly, and that is what matters to MADD. Strangely, the double victim’s obituary suggests donating to so-called Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
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Matthew Albert Stoy, 35
born 22 August 1982

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Lawmakers refuse to get inebriated drivers off the road, and offer the resulting bloodshed as an excuse to trample young persons’ unalienable right to drink the beverage of their choice. Excuse rejected.

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Valerie Talamantes, 19
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 29 December 2007, she was waiting at a red light at the intersection of Hawkins Blvd. and Montana Ave. in El Paso, Texas, when she was hit by a driver, 35, with a 0.27% BAC, who now faces an intoxication manslaughter charge.

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Ian Kinney, 19
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 22 July 2008 at 18:00 PDT, he was driving a 1996 Lexus on Highway 78 near Ramona, California when a drunk driver, 35, 0.19% BAC in a pickup truck going east crossed over onto the westbound side to pass vehicles and struck him. This double victim’s girlfriend was also badly hurt, and a passenger in the drunk driver’s truck was also killed.

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Shannon Shimp, 35

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“Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for teens (15 to 18 years old) in the United States.”
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
— So get the inebriated drivers off the road!

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Artavis Dequan Gilbert-Brown
24 January 1992 - 12 July 2009

Antonio DanQuinton McFadden
Born 16 August 1989 - 11 July 2009
On 11 July 2009 at 00:41 EDT, these guys were riding in a Mazda Four-door driven by the victims’ grandmother, which was stopped at a traffic light on the U.S. 15 Bypass at the intersection of South Fifth Street, south of Hartsville, South Carolina, when a drunk driver, 35, with a prior felony DWI, driving a Chevy Blazer traveling south on the bypass slammed into the rear of the car. McFadden died at the scene. Brown died Sunday at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia. The drunk driver did no jail time for his prior felony DWI. The victims’ grandmother was also killed in the crash.
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Dennis Smith, 35
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Never underestimate the hostility your government incites by perpetrating an unforgivable hate crime against persons younger than 21 instead of getting the inebriated drivers off the road.

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Min Soon Chang, 18
10 October 1987 - 18 November 2005
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. At 00:40 on 18 November 2005, he was killed in a head-on crash at mile 36 on Interstate 485 in North Carolina.

The other driver was 35, already had two DWI convictions, had just polished off a six pack, was speeding and was going the wrong way. But at least the suspect wasn’t drinking under age or buying for somebody, and that is what matters to MADD.

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Jorge Hernández Soto, 35

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Let’s see now, they had to raise the drinking age in the 1980’s to save lives on the road. Then they raised the 55-m.p.h. speed limit, because that was inconvenient to persons who matter.

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Jessica Alexis Fraire, 17
29 March 1991 - 4 November 2008
On 20 August 2009 at 21:40 local time, this girl was killed by a drunk driver, Jennifer Moran, who was 35 years old, in West Sacramento, California.

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Gee, Sherlock, why do you suppose so many voters and politicians would rather commit a hate crime against persons under 21, than impose tougher DWI laws on themselves?

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Joviane Waltrick, 16
1 October 1980 - 3 January 1997
This girl was killed when the driver of a Ford Taurus, age 35, triggered a five-car pile-up at DuPont Circle in Northwest Washington, D.C. on 3 January 1997. Four other persons were injured. Police suspected the Taurus driver had been drinking and was intoxicated, but could not administer an alcohol breath test because that driver, Gueorgui Makharadze, 35, enjoyed diplomatic immunity at the time, which was later waived by President Eduard Shevardnadze of the Republic of Georgia. Sentenced to 7-21 years, he was transferred to a prison in the Republic of Georgia in 2000 and he served only 3 years in prison total.
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Gueorgui Makharadze, 35

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How can you expect them to obey your government’s underage drinking laws when your government shows such depraved indifference to DWI crimes?

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Desiderio Lopez, 44 and daughter Danielle Lopez, 16
This will help explain statistics on “teenagers killed in drunk driving crashes.” They were killed 14 April 2007 in a crash on Sierra Avenue in Fontana, California. The other driver, Juan Venegas Macias, 35, of Pedley was arrested on felony DWI charges and vehicular manslaughter, police said. .

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Stop punishing innocent people for being under 21.
To combat inebriated driving, combat inebriated driving.

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William Joseph LaBier III, 20
14 December 1969 - 23 April 1990
7 PRIOR DWI’S
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. He was driving on Route 105 in North Sheldon, Vermont on 23 April 1990 at 7:20 local time when he was struck head-on by a a guy who was driving drunk, driving left of center and driving a stolen pickup truck, but at least he wasn’t drinking under age or buying for anybody, and that is what matters to MADD. The drunk driver went to prison for almost 20 years, got released, and got busted for drunk driving again a month later.
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Douglas A. Gardner, 34

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Natalie Housand, 20
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. The drunk driver who killed her in a head-on collision on 19 December 2004 on North Carolina Route 904 was 34.
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Jose Lopez, 34

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<sarcasm>No wonder MADD pushes for tough laws against underage drinking. Look at all the people ages 15-20 getting killed in DWI crashes.</sarcasm>


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Onterrio Travon “Terry” Sharp
2 August 1988
- 25 December 2008
SIX PRIOR DWI’S
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 25 December 2008, at about 21:15 EST, he was driving a Mirage on Tecumseh Lane in Evansville, Indiana when a drunk (0.21% BAC) driver, 34, with six prior DWI convictions, leading police on a chase, crossed the median, with his headlights off, and struck him head on, but at least he wasn’t drinking under age, or buying for somebody younger than 21 who drinks alcoholic beverages responsibly, and that is what matters to MADD.

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Daniel Joe English II, 34
Six Prior DWI’s

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“Enforcing the legal drinking age of 21 reduces traffic crashes, protects young people’s maturing brains, and keeps young people safer overall.”
MADD
...Yeh, right!

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Erika Xiomara Cruz, 18
22 August 2002 - 24 February 2021
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 22 February 2021 at approximately 22:22 local time, she was apparently in a Volkswagen Passat going east on 12 Street Southeast in Winona, Minnesota when a northbound Ford F-150 pickup truck on 8th Avenue Southeast T-boned the Volkswagen, killing her at age 18. The pickup truck driver, 34, tested 0.25% BAC.
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Sterling Royce Haukom, 34

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Lawmakers refuse to get inebriated drivers off the road, and offer the resulting bloodshed as an excuse to trample young persons’ unalienable right to drink the beverage of their choice. Excuse rejected.

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Garrett Michael Hayward, 18
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. He was driving a Honda Accord south on Colima Road in South Whittier, California on 26 December 2021 on at 5:32 local time when a Nissan Altima heading east on Lambert Road and stuck him. The two cars then struck Scotty’s Flower & Gifts on Colima Road where the Honda burst into flames with the victim trapped inside. The Nissan driver, age 34,(born 6 October 1987) ran from the scene, but was later arrested and booked on suspicion of driving under the influence, vehicular manslaughter and hit-and-run causing serious injury or death, but at least he wasn’t drinking under age or buying for somebody, and that is what matters to MADD.
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Remember, these cases are only the tip of the iceberg, because these are the ones with enough detail, easily located on the web, including a picture of the double victim.

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James “Jimmy” Franklin Williams, 16
On 18 November 2012 at 19:00 EST, this Michigan boy was riding with his family on Interstate 77 southbound when they were involved in a crash. The other driver, 34, is facing five charges including: Operating an Uninsured Vehicle, Driving Under Suspension, Two Counts of Felony DUI with Great Bodily Injury and One Count of Felony DUI with death. But at least the suspect wasn’t drinking under age, a victory for the hate-mongering MADD bigots.
The killer was from South Carolina, so news media from Michigan and South Carolina covered the story.

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Ricky Lance Deel, 34
Born 6 Feb 1978

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“Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for teens (15 to 18 years old) in the United States.”
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
— So get the inebriated drivers off the road!

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Liel Namdar, 15
This girl, a student at Torah Academy for Girls, in Far Rockaway, Queens, New York, was returning from a Camp Anna Heller reunion on Motzoei Shabbos (Saturday night after sunset) when the Audi Q5 SUV in which she was riding was struck at Edward Avenue and Peninsula Boulevard in Woodmere, New York at approximately 23:00 on 11 December 2021 when a suspected drunk driver in a 2014 Dodge pickup truck, going north on Peninsula Boulevard, struck them, killing her at age 15. Police alleged the pickup truck driver, age 34 appeared to have “glassy, blood shot eyes, [a] strong odor of alcohol beverage coming from his breath; and that a breathalyzer showed his blood-alcohol level at 0.12%. Another teenager killed in a drunk driving crash for the hate-mongering MADD bigots to count.
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Arlin Javier Aguilera, 34

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Never underestimate the hostility your government incites by perpetrating an unforgivable hate crime against persons younger than 21 instead of getting the inebriated drivers off the road.

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Louella J. Blackdeer, 15
1 July 1984 - 7 May 2000
Dylan Glebke, 17; his brother, Cole Glebke, 16; Daniel Riddle, 15; and Louella Blackdeer, 15, were killed on prom night, 7 May 2000, when a drunk driver, 34, 0.237% BAC, struck them in Neillsville, Wisconsin. Another “teenager killed in a drunk driving crash”
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Let’s see now, they had to raise the drinking age in the 1980’s to save lives on the road. Then they raised the 55-m.p.h. speed limit, because that was inconvenient to persons who matter.

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Leeanna Newman, 20
This pregnant mother never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 6 February 2007 at 17:15 local time, she and her unborn baby were killed in a crash on South Main Street in Landis, North Carolina. The other driver, 33, was traveling north at 70 mph when he apparently attempted a near-180-degree turn onto Highland Avenue. He was found guilty of second-degree murder, DWI, hit and run and failure to stop for property damage, plus aggravating factors pertaining to the death of Newman’s unborn child, but at least he wasn’t drinking under age, or buying for somebody and that is what matters to MADD. The victim leaves behind a husband; and a daughter, age 21 months, who survived the crash.
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Rigo Verto Guillen-Martinez, 33

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Gee, Sherlock, why do you suppose so many voters and politicians would rather commit a hate crime against persons under 21, than impose tougher DWI laws on themselves?

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Madelynne Patterson, 20
21 May 1986 - 24 Dec. 2006
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. At 20:12 EST on 22 December 2006, as she drove north on Fries Mill Road in Washington Township, New Jersey, a drunk driver, 33, clipped another vehicle, spinning, stopping right in front of her, and she didn’t have time to stop.
Sadly, much of the news coverage of this crash has been deleted from the internet. You can use Newspapers.com to find The Daily Journal (Vineland, New Jersey) 28 December 2006 page 1; the Courier-Post (Camden, New Jersey) 28 December 2006 page 17 and others.

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How can you expect them to obey your government’s underage drinking laws when your government shows such depraved indifference to DWI crimes?

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Jessie Daniell Rind, 20
20 September 1988 - 28 March 2009
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 28 March 2009 she was driving on Loop 250 just north of the Thomason exit in Midland, Texas when a drunk driver, 33, 0.23% BAC going the wrong way, struck her head on.

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Kevin Lee Hulsey, 33

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Stop punishing innocent people for being under 21.
To combat inebriated driving, combat inebriated driving.

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Papamihali family
This whole family was killed in a head-on crash near Lenoir City, Tennessee on 2 January 2004 as they were returning from a holiday vacation. Vasjola Papamihali was 16. The man who crashed his Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck into them was 33. He was driving drunk and going the wrong way on Interstate 75. Another “teenager killed in a drunk driving crash”

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Danae Sosa-Zubia
17 October 2003 - 4 April 2021
also known as Danae Sosa
This girl was driving a 2009 Ford Focus with her 12-year-old sister in the car, on State Highway 2 south of Roswell, New Mexico, on 4 April 2021 at approximately 14:30 local time when a 33-year-old Roswell man with two prior DWI’s, driving a 2003 Oldsmobile Bravada SUV attempted to pass another vehicle and collided with the Focus head on. Investigators say he was drunk. The girls were trapped in the car when it went up in flames. Both sisters died.
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<sarcasm>No wonder MADD pushes for tough laws against underage drinking. Look at all the people ages 15-20 getting killed in DWI crashes.</sarcasm>


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Kameron Allison
14 September 2000 - 15 May 2016
This boy was a passenger of his 16-year-old brother, in a 2008 Pontiac Vibe going west on Illinois Route 17 on 15 May 2016 when a drunk (0.186% BAC) driver, 33, in a 2013 Hyundai traveling south on North 19000 West Road in Essex Township, Illinois, and crashed into the passenger side of the Pontiac. It’s not the fault of the double victim that the stop sign was missing. Maybe the drunk driver would have seen it and stopped.
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Carmella S. Larson, 33

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“Enforcing the legal drinking age of 21 reduces traffic crashes, protects young people’s maturing brains, and keeps young people safer overall.”
MADD
...Yeh, right!

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Aiden Tai Gossage, 16
24 September 2004 - 4 September 2021
This boy was walking in a marked crosswalk on 4 September 2021 at 21:07 local time, at the intersection of Los Coyotes Diagonal and Deborah Street in Long Beach, California when he was struck by a speeding 2001 Chevrolet Tracker SUV traveling southbound on Los Coyotes Diagonal. The driver, Kevin Chris Dahl, 33, born 31 May 1988, was charged with one count of gross vehicular manslaughter and DWI, but at least he wasn’t drinking under age or buying for anybody, and that is what matters to MADD.
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Lawmakers refuse to get inebriated drivers off the road, and offer the resulting bloodshed as an excuse to trample young persons’ unalienable right to drink the beverage of their choice. Excuse rejected.

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Tanner Woolley, 16
This boy was riding his motorcycle on 22 November 2014 just before 17:00 local time, at the intersection of Third and Reinken in Belen, New Mexico when a drunk driver, 33, cut him off, causing him to crash into the passenger side of her vehicle. The defendant pled guilty to aggravated drunk driving, but the vehicular homicide charge was dropped on a technicality because her lawyer wouldn't be able to cross-examine the doctor who performed the autopsy, because he no longer worked for the agency. Had prosecutors moved more quickly this might not have happened, but authorities obviously do not prioritize getting inebriated drivers off the road. They’d rather dedicate resources to enforcing underage drinking laws. She would have only gotten six years, maximum, anyway.
In the State of New Mexico, it is a felony to provide alcoholic beverages to a person younger than 21, (NM Stat § 60-7B-1 (2020)), punishable by 18 months improsonment (NM Stat § 31-18-15 (1996 through 1st Sess 50th Legis)), while drunk driving is punishable by imprisonment for 90 days (NM Stat § 66-8-102 (2018)). Obviously, New Mexico lawmakers don’t care about drunk driving.


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Caitlin Leasure, 20
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 26 March 2006, as she was riding in a pickup truck, returning from Spring Break, heading back to Ohio, allegedly a drunk driver, 32, going the wrong way on Interstate 95 in Georgia, struck the pickup truck and killed her.

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Marlon Johnson, 32

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“Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for teens (15 to 18 years old) in the United States.”
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
— So get the inebriated drivers off the road!

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Victoria Fleming, 16

Tristen S. Owens, 18
These two were in a 1997 Dodge Ram pickup traveling east on 12th Street near Hastings in Adams County, Nebraska at 0:30 local time on 12 December 2021 when a suspected drunk driver allegedly ran a stop sign going north on Blaine Avenue. The crash caused the Ram to enter the northeast ditch with extensive front end damage and land on its side. These two vicitms were burned so badly it was difficult to identify their bodies. Two other passengers were rushed to hospital.
Deputies who contacted Pingel noticed the odor of alcohol coming from him, bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. Pingel failed to answer questions correctly. An officer observed Pingel to be “very clumsy” and said he “was having trouble trying to walk” to the medical service unit. Once inside, Pingel stumbled around until lying down on a stretcher.Doniphan Herald ... Cached

The suspect faces two counts of motor vehicle homicide while driving under the influence of alcohol, a Class 2A felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison, but at least he wasn’t drinking under age or buying for the victims, and that’s what matters to the hate-mongering MADD bigots.

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Anthony Pingel, 32

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Never underestimate the hostility your government incites by perpetrating an unforgivable hate crime against persons younger than 21 instead of getting the inebriated drivers off the road.

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Rachel Amaris Elliott, 18
23 June 1989 - 21 February 2008
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 21 February 2008 she was driving a Honda Accord in Knabe Road in Corona, California when she was struck head-on by a drunk (0.20% BAC) driver, 32, who was driving a sport-utility vehicle (S.U.V.) 84 miles per hour (135 km/h) in a 50-mile-per-hour (80 km/h) zone.
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Elva Diaz, 32

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Let’s see now, they had to raise the drinking age in the 1980’s to save lives on the road. Then they raised the 55-m.p.h. speed limit, because that was inconvenient to persons who matter.

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Nicholas G. Fournier, 18
3 June 1989 - 17 November 2007
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 17 November 2007, he was headed north on Interstate 89 in Colchester, Vermont when he was struck head on. The other driver, 32, with three prior DWI convictions, was driving drunk, going the wrong way, driving under lifetime suspension, but at least he wasn’t drinking under age, and that is what matters to MADD.
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Did you know? Governor Snelling twice vetoed bills to raise the Vermont drinking age, telling lawmakers to crack down on drunk driving instead. They didn’t like that. They would have to impose tougher DWI laws on themselves, and that is not fair to hypocrites tho “can drive better drunk than teenagers can sober.” But finally Governor Snelling won, and they passed a bill that cracked down a little, but obviously not enough.


Shawn Burritt, 32

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Gee, Sherlock, why do you suppose so many voters and politicians would rather commit a hate crime against persons under 21, than impose tougher DWI laws on themselves?

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Ashley Robledo Acosta, 18
9 June 2003 - 2 February 2022
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally, and her baby never even got a chance to breathe. On 30 January 2022 at 1:55 local time, at the intersection of Jonesboro Road and Morrow Road in Morrow, Georgia, she was a passenger in a 2015 Chevrolet Cruze when it was struck by an 2017 Ford F-150 pickup truck driven by a suspected drunk driver, Jeffrey Cordell Fulks, age 32. The suspect faces charges of DWI, vehicular feticide, first-degree homicide by vehicle, serious injury by vehicle, and failure to obey a traffic control device, but at least he wasn’t drinking under age, or buying for anybody, and that is what matters to MADD.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... Cached
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Fischer Perimeter Chapel obituary for Ashley Acosta ... Cached
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Clayton County Jail inmate search for Jeffrey Cordell Fulks

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How can you expect them to obey your government’s underage drinking laws when your government shows such depraved indifference to DWI crimes?

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Siddharth Sukhdeo, 17
This guy was riding with his mother and father en route home from his birthday celebration in Orlando, at 3:41 local time on 3 April 2022. They were on State Route 44 near Interstate 95 in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, stopped in compliance with a red-phase traffic control signal. The suspect, age 32, allegedly was driving drunk, driving under suspension and struck the vehicle but at least he wasn’t drinking under age, or buying for somebody younger than 21 who drinks alcoholic beverages responsibly, and that is what matters to MADD.
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Michael Miles, 32

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Stop punishing innocent people for being under 21.
To combat inebriated driving, combat inebriated driving.

132

Janelle Louise Cooper, 16
31 October 1991 - 23 May 2008
This girl was walking down 164th Street SW in Lynnwood, Washington 23 May 2008 when a drunk driver, 32, pinned her against a concrete wall. He got six years.

Everett Herald ... Cached
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KING Channel 5 ... Cached
Find A Grave entry for Janelle Louise Cooper

Micah Pelton, 32

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A special message to MADD members appears at the bottom of this memorial page.

133

Kelly Tracy, 16
This girl was on her way to perform in the Gilbert Days Parade at 06:30 on 15 November 2008, riding in a Nissan Sentra when a drunk driver, 32, 0.19% BAC, with a prior DWI in a Dodge Ram turned left at the corner of Guadalupe and Sossaman Roads in Mesa, Arizona, striking the Nissan nearly head-on. Her brother, the driver, age 17, also suffered injuries.

East Valley Tribune on the Wayback Machine
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Arizona Department of Corrections inmate search for Manuel Contreras-Galdean ... Cached
Appeal paper

Manuel Contreras-Galdean, 32
One Prior DWI

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<sarcasm>No wonder MADD pushes for tough laws against underage drinking. Look at all the people ages 15-20 getting killed in DWI crashes.</sarcasm>


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Jentil Jones Perry, 15
1 April 1992 - 8 July 2007
This girl was a passenger in an Chevy Trailblazer SUV driven by her father, westbound on Interstate 68 in Morgantown, West Virginia, on 8 July 2007 at 22:30 EDT. An eastbound drunk (0.23% BAC) driver rear-ended a Ford Taurus, sending it across the median into the path of the Trailblazer. The girl's father and younger sister, and two persons in the Taurus were also killed. The driver had seven prior DWI arrests, was driving under suspension and was facing two DWI court dates.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ... Cached
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Charleston Daily Mail on the Wayback Machine
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The Times West Virginian ... Cached
The Exponent Telegram ... Cached
The Exponent Telegram ... Cached
West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation inmate search page for Brian John Stone ... Cached
Find A Grave entry for Jentil J. Perry

Brian John Stone, 32
born 5 August 1974

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“Enforcing the legal drinking age of 21 reduces traffic crashes, protects young people’s maturing brains, and keeps young people safer overall.”
MADD
...Yeh, right!

135

Kendra Lee Gonzalez
24 July 1994 - 25 April 2015
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. She was driving a 2009 Chevrolet west on Highway 20 in Mayes County, near Pryor, Oklahoma at 23:15 local time on 25 April 2015 when a drunk driver going the wrong way struck her head on. The criminal admitted he drank several beers. He had no driver license. But at least he wasn’t drinking under age or buying for her, and that’s what matters to MADD.
KOTV-DT Channel 6 (sentenced to life in prison) ... Cached
Funeral home obituary ... Cached
The Oklahoman ... Cached
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Bikers Against Drunk Drivers ... Cached
Oklahoma Department of Corrections inmate search page (cached)
Derlin Lara, 31
born 22 March 1984

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Lawmakers refuse to get inebriated drivers off the road, and offer the resulting bloodshed as an excuse to trample young persons’ unalienable right to drink the beverage of their choice. Excuse rejected.

136

Katherine A. Reyes, 20
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. She had to pull her Honda CRV into the hitch-hiking lane of Interstate 495, the Capital Beltway in Fairfax County, Virginia on 5 March 2022 due to car trouble. She had her flashers blinking and had set highway flares, but at 21:27 local time, the driver of a Buick Verano, age 31, crashed into her and killed her at age 20. He has since been arrested and charged with DWI manslaughter, DWI, refusal to take a breath test, and for driving on the shoulder, but at least he wasn’t drinking under age, or buying for her, and that is what matters to MADD.
Washington Post ... Cached
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Devon L. Lesene, 31

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Remember, these cases are only the tip of the iceberg, because these are the ones with enough detail, easily located on the web, including a picture of the double victim.

137

Hayden Lee Hooper, 18
15 April 2002 - 18 December 2020
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 18 December 2020 he and 3 other pedestrians were walking on a sidewalk along the 400 block of Highland Drive in Lewisville, Texas when a car veered off the road and killed him, seriously injuring his brother also. The driver, age 31, has been indicted of intoxication manslaughter. Another teenager killed in a drunk driving crash for the hate-mongering MADD bigots to count.
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Obituary for Hayden Lee Hooper ... Cached

Erin Elizabeth Simms, 31

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“Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for teens (15 to 18 years old) in the United States.”
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
— So get the inebriated drivers off the road!

138

Lens Desir, 15

Richecarde Dumay, 17
These guys were en route to a soccer tournament, walking to a bus stop in North Miami, Florida on 25 May 2019 at approximately 5:16 local time when a drunk driver, 31 years old, drove her SUV onto the sidewalk and killed them. Lens Desir’s younger brother, 13, was with them and was also killed.
YouTube
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Miriam Coulibaly, 31
born 16 March 1988

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Never underestimate the hostility your government incites by perpetrating an unforgivable hate crime against persons younger than 21 instead of getting the inebriated drivers off the road.

139

Joshua Thomas Carter, 20
30 July 1988 - 11 January 2009
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 11 January 2009 at 23:00 he was riding in a Dodge Avenger on South Cooper Street in Arlington, Texas. The drunk (0.17% BAC) driver, Erica Larae Kolanowski, 30, who was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer, was traveling eastbound on Green Oaks Boulevard, running a red light at 72 miles per hour (116 km/h) in a 45 mile per hour (72 km/h) zone, killing him at age 20, but at least she wasn’t drinking under age, or buying for somebody younger than 21 who drinks alcoholic beverages responsibly, and that is what matters to MADD.
KENS Channel 5 ... KHOU Channel 11 (establishes BAC) ... Cached
WFAA-TV Channel 8 on the Wayback Machine
WFAA Channel 8 ... Cached
Texas Department of Criminal Justice inmate search for Erica Larae Kolanowski ... Cached
Find A Grave entry for Joshua Thomas Carter
Obituary for Joshua Thomas Carter on Legacy.com
Appeal paper

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Let’s see now, they had to raise the drinking age in the 1980’s to save lives on the road. Then they raised the 55-m.p.h. speed limit, because that was inconvenient to persons who matter.

140

Zuri Flores, 20
4 October 1984 - 9 February 2005
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. She was driving a Saturn Ion to work on Colorado Highway 52 near Fort Lupton on 9 February 2005 at 05:00 MST when a drunk driver, 30, with four prior DWI convictions, driving under suspension, in a pickup truck, crossed over onto her side and struck her head on, killing her at age 20 and her brother. The force of the crash was so great that the pickup truck was split in two, but at least he wasn’t drinking under age, or buying for somebody younger than 21 who drinks alcoholic beverages legally, and that is what matters to MADD.
KMGH-TV Channel 7 on the Wayback Machine
KMGH-TV Channel 7 on the Wayback Machine
KMGH-TV Channel 7 on the Wayback Machine
Greeley Tribune ... Cached
Legal brief (.PDF)
KMGH-TV Channel 7 on the Wayback Machine
KUSA Channel 9 ... Cached
Summit Daily ... Cached
Find A Grave

Tobias S. Sholes, 30
Four Prior DWI’s

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Gee, Sherlock, why do you suppose so many voters and politicians would rather commit a hate crime against persons under 21, than impose tougher DWI laws on themselves?

141

London Monae Thibodeaux, 19
12 July 1997 - 5 July 2017
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 1 July 2017 at apprximately 3:00 local time, she was a passenger in a 2014 Hyundai Elantra going west on Michelson in Irvine, California, when a drunk driver with a prior DWI conviction, Jeremy Wayne Greenwood, age 30, in a 2015 Infiniti Q50 on Harvard, going approximately 86 miles per hour (138 km/h) ran a red-phase traffic control signal and struck them, killing her and two other passengers in the Hyundai. The force of the crash caused the Hyundai to spin out and go over the sidewalk.

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Patch ... Cached
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Jeremy Wayne Greenwood, 30

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How can you expect them to obey your government’s underage drinking laws when your government shows such depraved indifference to DWI crimes?

142

Jessica Helmers, 19
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 16 January 2021 at 2:15 local time, she was driving east in the 2400 block of the Marsha Sharp Freeway eastbound access road in Lubbock, Texas when a suspected drunk driver, age 30, going north on University Avenue, was speeding, ran a red-phase traffic control signal and cut her off, killing her at 19.
KTRE Channel 9
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Gabriel Zerrata, 30

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Stop punishing innocent people for being under 21.
To combat inebriated driving, combat inebriated driving.

143

Elizabeth Summers Ciunci, 18
30 March 1981 - 26 November 1999

Brick in Memorial Garden
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. She was a front-seat passenger in a crash that injured three other teenagers on Thanksgiving night, 1999 in West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. The Grand Am driver, age 30, who crashed into them head-on was drunk, 0.24%, driving under suspension for a prior DWI and was going the wrong way on Interstate 76. He was convicted of murder. But at least the suspect wasn’t drinking under age, a victory for the hate-mongering MADD bigots.

The Times Herald ... Cached
The Times Herald ... Cached
Elizabeth Ciunci Foundation
Find A Grave entry for Elizabeth Summers Ciunci
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections inmate search for James T. Saye (cached)

James Tarbor Saye, Jr., 30
born 22 September 1969
(photo taken in 2021)
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A special message to MADD members appears at the bottom of this memorial page.

144

Matthew M. Dennison
18 June 2004 - 10 March 2022
This guy and his buddies were on their way to watch a hockey game, driving on Ten Rod Road (Route 165) near Arcadia Road in Exeter, Rhode Island on 12 February 2022 at approximately 21:30 local time, when their car was struck head on by a black 2013 Ford F-150 pickup truck driven by a suspected drunk driver, age 30. Rhode Island State Police said the suspect was charged at the scene (before the victim had died) with two counts of driving to endanger resulting in personal injury, and two counts of driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs resulting in serious bodily injury, but at least he wasn’t drinking under age, or buying for somebody younger than 21 who drinks alcoholic beverages responsibly, and that is what matters to MADD.
Funeral home obituary for Matthew M. Dennison ... Cached
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Alexander Krajewski, 30

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<sarcasm>No wonder MADD pushes for tough laws against underage drinking. Look at all the people ages 15-20 getting killed in DWI crashes.</sarcasm>


145

Eric A. Messick, 17
6 March 1990 - 14 December 2007
This boy was riding in a car on Route 38 in Southampton, New Jersey when a drunk driver, 30, crossed the center line and killed him in a head-on collision on 14 December 2007.

Burlington County Times on the Wayback Machine
Philadelphia Inquirer ... Cached
Philadelphia Inquirer ... Cached
Philadelphia Inquirer (20 Feb 2008) ... Cached
Burlington County Times, 14 June 2008
Philadelphia Inquirer [pleads guilty]
Find A Grave entry for Eric A. Messick

Jesse J. Johns, 30

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“Enforcing the legal drinking age of 21 reduces traffic crashes, protects young people’s maturing brains, and keeps young people safer overall.”
MADD
...Yeh, right!

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Maria Elena Cruz, 16
On 4 September 2019, an emergency medical technician (EMT) in El Prado, New Mexico arrived at a crash scene and found his 16-year-old daughter dead at the scene. A 30-year-old country singer with a prior DWI was driving drunk (0.28% BAC) in a Chevrolet Equinox south on State Road 522 at mile marker 1 in Taos at 102 miles per hour (164 km/h) when she clipped a Chevrolet Avalanche in front of her. The jolt sent the Equinox into the northbound lane where it struck Maria Elena Cruz, 16, killing her. Toxicology results showed alcohol in Harris played a major role in the crash.
KHOU Channel 11 video
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Saving County Music ... Cached
CBS News ... Cached
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Obituary for Maria Elena Cruz ... Cached

Kylie Rae Harris, 30

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Lawmakers refuse to get inebriated drivers off the road, and offer the resulting bloodshed as an excuse to trample young persons’ unalienable right to drink the beverage of their choice. Excuse rejected.

147

Landon Chambers, 16
On 6 May 2003 at 01:20, this boy was riding in a car with the green light when a drunk man, age 30, with 3 prior DWI convictions out on bond for another DWI charge, driving on a suspended license, ran a red light and crashed his pickup truck into them at the intersection of Military Highway and Azalea Garden Road in Norfolk, Virginia. Another “teenager killed in a drunk driving crash.”
The Virginian-Pilot ... Cached
Swarts Taliaferro Swartz & Goodove

Roy Lee Everett, 30

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Remember, these cases are only the tip of the iceberg, because these are the ones with enough detail, easily located on the web, including a picture of the double victim.

148

Richard Keith “Ricky” Gohn
6 May 1969 - 14 May 1988
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. He was riding in a church bus in rural Carroll County, Kentucky on 14 May 1988 when the bus was hit head-on by a pickup truck. The pickup truck driver had a prior DWI, was driving drunk (0.24% BAC) and going the wrong way on Interstate 71, and he killed 27 innocent persons while injuring 37 more in the worst DWI crash in the history of the United States of America, but at least he wasn’t drinking under age or buying for somebody younger than 21 who drinks alcoholic beverages responsibly, and that is what matters to MADD. He got released on parole.
There is plenty of material on this crash.
Larry Mahoney, 29

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“Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for teens (15 to 18 years old) in the United States.”
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
— So get the inebriated drivers off the road!

149

Julius Dozier, 20
1 March 1988 - 24 May 2008

Adrian “A.J.” Cannon, 19
These men never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. They were en route to a high school graduation party on 23 May 2008 when a driver, 29, high on alcohol and methadone, crashed into them at the intersection of Coley Road and McCullough Boulevard in Tupelo, Mississippi, also injuring three persons, including the guilty driver’s daughter.
Journalism 379 ... Cached
Daily Journal
Find A Grave entry for Julius Jerome Dozier
Mississippi Department of Corrections inmate search page for Carrie Nichols ... Cached

Carrie Nichols, 29
born 14 August 1978

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Never underestimate the hostility your government incites by perpetrating an unforgivable hate crime against persons younger than 21 instead of getting the inebriated drivers off the road.

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Kills Anti-DWI Activist

Shannon Nicole Adkins, 18
31 December 1989 - 9 November 2008
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 8 November 2008, she was driving a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck north on Buffalo Road just short of Raintree Drive in Clayton, North Carolina when a drunk driver, Desiree Kathryn Olsen, 29, born 28 January 1979, speeding, crossed onto her side and struck her head-on. The impact threw the Tacoma off the road and onto a wooden fence near the intersection of Buffalo Road and Kentucky Drive, where it came to rest upside down, pinning Adkins — who was wearing her seat belt — in the wreckage. She was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel in first responders units and troopers from the state Highway Patrol. Another “teenager killed in a drunk driving crash” to add to the misleading statistics.
WRAL-TV Channel 5
WTVD Channel 11 ... Cached
USA Today
WRAL-TV 5 ... Cached [charged with murder]
UPI
Star News ... Cached
News & Observer on the Wayback Machine
Winston-Salem Journal ... Cached
North Carolina Department of Public Safety inmate search results for Desiree Olsen ... Cached
Find A Grave entry for Shannon Nicole Adkins

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Let’s see now, they had to raise the drinking age in the 1980’s to save lives on the road. Then they raised the 55-m.p.h. speed limit, because that was inconvenient to persons who matter.

151

Angela McGrady, 17

Amanda Marie Geiger, 17

Megan Blong, 17

Shana Lawler, 17
The car carrying these girls and their surviving friend had the green light on 6 April 1999 when a drunk (0.21% BAC four hours later) driver, age 29, with two prior DWI’s ran the red light on Highway 158 in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, and smashed into them, killing them and knocking the survivor unconscious; but at least she wasn’t drinking under age, or buying for them, and that is what matters to MADD.

Court TV on the Wayback Machine
Site about crash on the Wayback Machine
Baltimore Sun editorial ... Cached
The Virginian-Pilot ... Cached
North Carolina Department of Public Safety inmate search results for Melissa Lynn Marvin ... Cached

Melissa Lynn Marvin, 29
born 17 June 1969

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Gee, Sherlock, why do you suppose so many voters and politicians would rather commit a hate crime against persons under 21, than impose tougher DWI laws on themselves?

152

Rachael Slade, 17
29 November 1990 - 27 July 2008

John Michael Daugherty, 16
12 May 1992 - 27 July 2008
At 03:15 EDT on 27 July 2008, John Daugherty was driving Rachael Slade and Shane Stanridge home from a lake, driving a Geo Tracker SUV on Highway 305 in Athens, Tennessee when a drunk (0.18% BAC) driver, 29, driving a Ford F-150 pickup truck crossed over onto their side and struck them head on. Daugherty and Slade were killed, Stanridge was injured.

WRCB Channel 3
WRCB Channel 3
Press-Enterprise ... WTVC-TV Channel 9 on the Wayback Machine
Knoxville News Sentinel on the Wayback Machine
Chattanooga Times Free Presson the Wayback Machine
Uncles Against Drunk Drivers
Find A Grave entry for Rachael Elizabeth Slade
Find A Grave entry for John Michael Daugherty
Tennessee Department of Correction offender search results for William Ryan Ottman (cached)

William Ryan Ottman, 29
born 3 February 1979
(photo taken 1 March 2018)

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How can you expect them to obey your government’s underage drinking laws when your government shows such depraved indifference to DWI crimes?

153

Katherine Ann Baker, 16
This girl was driving a Buick LeSabre on her way to pick up her brother at 23:43 on 23 November 2008. As she turned left onto U.S. 52 east off Morehouse Road in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, a drunk (0.21% BAC) driver, 29, with a prior DWI conviction, T-boned her car and killed her at age 16.

WLFI-TV Channel 18 on the Wayback Machine
Tippecanoe County Prosecutor’s Office ... Cached

Joseph L. Welch, 29
born 28 Nov. 1978

One Prior DWI

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Stop punishing innocent people for being under 21.
To combat inebriated driving, combat inebriated driving.

154

Deanna Marie Casey, 16
This cheerleader was driving home from work at McDonald’s when a drunk driver, age 29, 0.29% BAC, crashed into a concrete barrier on Interstate 494 in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota on 28 October 2006. The concrete barrier was pushed into the path of the girl’s car, causing a chain reaction with a passing semi-trailer. She died at the scene. He got 15 months. He got out and drove drunk again, causing another crash Cached.

St. Paul Pioneer Press
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Shoreview Press ... Cached

Anthony Joseph Klecker, 29

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A special message to MADD members appears at the bottom of this memorial page.

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Taylor Cearley, 15
14 July 1994 - 26 December 2009
This girl was walking along the 1900 block of Highway 200 near East Missoula, Montana on 26 December 2009 at 23:45 MST when, allegedly, a drunk (0.147% BAC) driver, age 29, 0.147% BAC of a 1999 Chevy Silverado crashed into her from behind while yacking on his telephone. Also a girl, 14, was killed and two other girls, 14 and 15, were injured.

The Montana Standard (Paywall)
Find A Grave entry for Taylor Cearley
Fox News ... Cached (.mht)
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Flathead Beacon ... Cached
The Boston Globe ... Cached
Lewiston Tribune ... Cached
San Diego Union-Tribune ... Cached (.mht)
Obituary for Taylor Cearley

David James DelSignore, 29

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<sarcasm>No wonder MADD pushes for tough laws against underage drinking. Look at all the people ages 15-20 getting killed in DWI crashes.</sarcasm>


156

Jasmine Claire Goudeau, 19
11 January 2001
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 17 February 2020 just after 0:30 local time, a drunk driver, age 28, ran a red-phase traffic control signal near the intersection of Culebra Road and Micron Drive in San Antonio, Texas, and crashed into her silver compact sport utility vehicle. He is projected to be released after less than 3 years, on 4 July 2023, perhaps because authorities feel he wasn’t doing anything seriously wrong, like drinking under age of buying for somebody younger than 21 who drinks alcoholic beverages responsibly.
Texas Department of Criminal Justice inmate search ... Cached
Obituary for Jasmine Claire Goudeau ... Cached
KSAT Channel 12 ... Cached
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Island Waves ... Cached
Erick Eduardo Casas, 28

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“Enforcing the legal drinking age of 21 reduces traffic crashes, protects young people’s maturing brains, and keeps young people safer overall.”
MADD
...Yeh, right!

157

Ryan Marshall Yoho, 19
24 September 1985 - 16 October 2004
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. The man who crossed the center line on Idlewild Road in Mint Hill, North Carolina on 16 October 2004 and struck him head-on with an SUV, Jeremy Hopper, age 28, was drunk, 0.20%. He got 5 months.
Star News ... Cached (.mht)
Crime in Charlotte ... Cached
News & Record
Obituary for Ryan Marshall Yoho

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Lawmakers refuse to get inebriated drivers off the road, and offer the resulting bloodshed as an excuse to trample young persons’ unalienable right to drink the beverage of their choice. Excuse rejected.

158

Brian Anthony Wilson, 17
Kills another outvoted discrimination victim
The criminal drove drunk and killed a woman, age 20, in 2004. He was on probation when he was charged with driving drunk again, 7 June 2008, at age 28, killing this guy. Another “teenager killed in a drunk driving crash” for MADD to cite.
WPVI-TV Channel 6 on the Wayback Machine
Baltimore Sun ... Cached (.mht)
KYW-TV Channel 3 on the Wayback Machine
Delaware Online ... Cached (.mht)
Delaware Department of Justice ... Cached
Memorial page for Brian Anthony Wilson

Andrew Rankin, 28
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Remember, these cases are only the tip of the iceberg, because these are the ones with enough detail, easily located on the web, including a picture of the double victim.

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Rose Simmons, 15

Julian Martínez, 16

Alyssa Trouw, 16

Kate Klein, 16
Shortly after midnight on the morning of 28 June 2009, these four kids were riding in a 1992 Subaru on Old Las Vegas Highway in Santa Fe County, New Mexico when a drunk driver, 28, 0.16% BAC, with a prior DWI, allegedly crossed over onto their side. He struck them head on. He was acquitted.
KOB-TV Channel 4 on the Wayback Machine
KOB-TV Channel 4 on the Wayback Machine
KOB-TV Channel 4 on the Wayback Machine
KOB-TV Channel 4 on the Wayback Machine
KOB-TV Channel 4 on the Wayback Machine
Santa Fe New Mexican ... Cached
KOB-TV Channel 4
New Mexico Independent on the Wayback Machine
Santa Fe Reporter ... Cached (.mht)
Santa Fe Reporter ... Cached (.mht)
Santa Fe Reporter (acquittal) ... Cached
KRQE-TV Channel 13 on the Wayback Machine
KRQE-TV Channel 13 on the Wayback Machine
KRQE-TV Channel 13 on the Wayback Machine
KRQE-TV Channel 13 on the Wayback Machine
KOAT Channel 7 ... Cached
Memorial video on YouTube

Scott Owens, 28
One Prior DWI

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“Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for teens (15 to 18 years old) in the United States.”
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
— So get the inebriated drivers off the road!

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Taylor Marie Moss, 19
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. She was driving on Highway 101 in Encino, California on 1 November 2009 at 02:00 PDT, on her way home from a Halloween night teen dance club in Hollywood. She was on the 101 Freeway in Encino, California when she was struck head on by a drunk driver, Hector J. Ortiz, age 27, who was going the wrong way. Two passengers of Ms. Moss were injured.
Thousand Oaks Acorn
Ventura County Star on the Wayback Machine ... Cached
Ventura County Star
Los Angeles Daily News ... Cached (.mht)
Los Angeles Daily News ... Cached (.mht)
Los Angeles Daily News ... Cached (.mht)
Moor Park Reporter ... Cached
Memorial video on YouTube
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Never underestimate the hostility your government incites by perpetrating an unforgivable hate crime against persons younger than 21 instead of getting the inebriated drivers off the road.

161

Jillian Michelle Baedeker, 19
28 May 1982 - 19 March 2002
Chelsea Toma, 19
2 March 1983 - 19 March 2002
Nancy Le, 18
These three women never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. They were in a 1996 silver Nissan Sentra on 19 March 2002, just before midnight PST. They had the green light and proceeded into the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Edinger in Huntington Beach, California when a drunk driver, James Paul Bell, Jr., age 27, 0.17% BAC sped through a red light and struck them.
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Let’s see now, they had to raise the drinking age in the 1980’s to save lives on the road. Then they raised the 55-m.p.h. speed limit, because that was inconvenient to persons who matter.

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Bawny McQuistin, 18
7 November 1988 - 9 October 2007
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. She was a passener, riding with her boyfriend in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 in south Seattle, Washington on 9 October 2007 at 01:00 PDT when a drunk driver, 27, with a prior DWI conviction, driving a GMC Yukon, struck them head-on and killed her, critically injuring the boyfriend.

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Cerissa Christensen, 27
born 26 April 1980

One Prior DWI

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Gee, Sherlock, why do you suppose so many voters and politicians would rather commit a hate crime against persons under 21, than impose tougher DWI laws on themselves?

163

Alisa Celentano, 18
13 August 1983 - 2 December 2001
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. She was riding in a minivan at southbound on Route 175 at California Terrance in Gambrills, Maryland on 30 November 2001 at 23:50 EST when a northbound drunk driver, Paul Bedient, 27, crossed onto their side and struck them head-on. Sadly, the double victim’s parents teamed up with so-called Mothers Against Drunk Driving to push more injustice against innocent persons younger than 21: Click here
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Find A Grave entry for Alisa Marie Celentano (note conflicting birthdates. The birth date from her parents' committee testimony and a picture of the monument is 13 August 1983).

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How can you expect them to obey your government’s underage drinking laws when your government shows such depraved indifference to DWI crimes?

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Alexander Toshio “Tosh” Otani, 18
born 11 July 1987
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 1 July 2006 at 15:00, he was killed and his passengers, ages 19 and 20, were injured, when he was pulling away from a curb along the 1700 block of William Howard Taft Road in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was struck by a drunk driver, Demetrius Moore, who was 27. The drunk driver pleaded no contest to two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, two counts of aggravated vehicular assault and two counts of vehicular assault.

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Demetrius Moore, 27
born 5 June 1979

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Stop punishing innocent people for being under 21.
To combat inebriated driving, combat inebriated driving.

165

Dylan Mack
6 November 1999 - 29 March 2018

Brooke Ann Hawley
6 November 2000 - 29 March 2018

Albert Jonathan Rossi
27 July 2000 - 29 March 2018
These victims from Las Vegas, Nevada were sitting in a red Toyota Corolla that was stopped in compliance with a red-phase traffic control signal on the Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach, California, 29 March 2018 at 1:08 local time, peacefully enjoying Spring Break, when a drunk (0.28% BAC) driver, age 27, in a white Hyundai Sonata, going north on the Pacific Coast Highway, slammed into the rear end of the Toyota, thrusting it into a pole near Magnolia Street. Cops were able to remove one passenger but then the Toyota burst into flames, killing these three.
Find a Grave Brooke Ann Hawley
Find a Grave Dylan Mack
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Bani Marcela Duarte, 27

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A special message to MADD members appears at the bottom of this memorial page.

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Trinity Brandasia Harrison, 18
Prom night is especially dangerous for teenagers. This girl was on her way home from the Ware Shoals High School prom on 6 April 2019 at 23:35, riding in a 2013 Dodge Avenger going north on U.S. 25, near the Twin Chimney Landfill, approximately 15 miles south of Greenville, South Carolina, when a 1999 Volkswagen Cabrio driven by a suspected drunk (0.17% BAC) driver going south drifted into the northbound lane and struck the Dodge head on. He woke up in hospital and didn’t even remember the crash.
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Carter Owen, 27

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<sarcasm>No wonder MADD pushes for tough laws against underage drinking. Look at all the people ages 15-20 getting killed in DWI crashes.</sarcasm>


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Danielle M. Romero, 18
26 June 1984 - 15 August 2002
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 15 August 2002, she was driving on Highway 165 near Placitas, New Mexico when a drunk driver crossed onto her side and struck her head-on. Another “teenager killed in a drunk driving crash” for statistics that promote bigotry against people under 21.

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Erline Nakai, 27

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“Enforcing the legal drinking age of 21 reduces traffic crashes, protects young people’s maturing brains, and keeps young people safer overall.”
MADD
...Yeh, right!

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Shane Jamal Santos
23 June 1993 - 9 June 2012
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. He was walking along the shoulder of Shoultes Road in Marysville, Washington on 9 June 2012 when a drunk (0.24% BAC) driver, 27, with a prior DWI, in a Volkswagen Golf, struck them, killing him and severely injuring the other two. The criminal sped away.
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Terrence Olesen, 27

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Lawmakers refuse to get inebriated drivers off the road, and offer the resulting bloodshed as an excuse to trample young persons’ unalienable right to drink the beverage of their choice. Excuse rejected.

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Karmen Nichole Dupuis, 17
1 November 1999 - 1 December 2006
This girl was riding in her mother’s car to a dance recital on 1 December 2006 when a drunk driver, 27, ran a red-phase traffic control signal at the intersection of FM 366 and Merriam Street in Port Neches, Texas and and struck them, killing her and her mother.

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Colin Lee Romero, 27

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Remember, these cases are only the tip of the iceberg, because these are the ones with enough detail, easily located on the web, including a picture of the double victim.

170

Curtis James Wilson
28 Augsut 2001 - 7 May 2017
This guy was a passenger in his mother’s 2004 GMC sport utility vehicle (S.U.V.) on County Road 222 near Van’s Sporting Goods, west of Good Hope, Alabama on 7 May 2017 at 18:00 when they were struck by a 2008 Ford. The driver of the Ford, age 27, was found guilty of criminally negligent homicide, third degree assault, improper lane usage and DWI, but at least he wasn’t drinking under age, or buying for somebody younger than 21 who drinks alcoholic beverages responsibly, and that is what matters to MADD..
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Bradford Neal Meeks, 27

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“Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for teens (15 to 18 years old) in the United States.”
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
— So get the inebriated drivers off the road!

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Madelynn Noel Troutt, 17
28 May 2003 - 1 March 2021
This girl was driving in the 7800 block of Dixie Highway in Louisville, Kentucky on 1 March 2021 at approximately 18:30 local time, when she was hit head on. Witnesses at the scene chased down and restrained the other driver, who was out on bail, driving a stolen Ford F-350 pickup truck. He has been indicted on charges of murder, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants and failure to stop and render aid, but at least he wasn’t drinking under age, or buying for somebody younger than 21 who drinks alcoholic beverages responsibly, and that’s what matters to MADD.
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Michael Jacob Dewitt, 27
born 8 September 1993

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Never underestimate the hostility your government incites by perpetrating an unforgivable hate crime against persons younger than 21 instead of getting the inebriated drivers off the road.

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Robert Ogle, 16
This guy was crossing 62nd Avenue at 80th Street in Middle Village, Queens, New York on 1 February 2009 at 01:30 EST when a drunk (0.126% BAC) driver, 27, facing a prior DWI charge ran him over and fled the scene. The suspect has been charged with first-degree assault, first-degree vehicular manslaughter, second-degree manslaughter, third-degree grand larceny, third-degree criminal possession of stolen property, criminally negligent homicide, fourth-degree grand larceny, leaving the scene without reporting a felony, and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. But at least he wasn’t drinking under age, or buying for somebody younger than 21 who drinks alcoholic beverages responsibly, and that is what matters to MADD.

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Kenneth Guyear, 27

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Let’s see now, they had to raise the drinking age in the 1980’s to save lives on the road. Then they raised the 55-m.p.h. speed limit, because that was inconvenient to persons who matter.

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Eli Patrick Cramer, 20
17 June 2001 - 31 March 2022
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. A track and field athlete at Milligan University, he was out running on private property along Williamsburg Pottery Road near the Lightfoot Road intersection in Williamsburg, Virginia with four teammates on 31 March 2022 at 18:02 local time, when he was struck and killed by the driver of a red Toyota Scion. The driver was charged with DWI first offense, DWI involuntary manslaughter, felony hit and run, reckless driving, DWI maiming and DWI refusal, but at least he wasn’t drinking under age, or buying for somebody younger than 21 who drinks alcoholic beverages responsibly, and that is what matters to the hate-mongering bigots at so-called Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

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Jose Efrain Hernandez Mancia, 26

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Gee, Sherlock, why do you suppose so many voters and politicians would rather commit a hate crime against persons under 21, than impose tougher DWI laws on themselves?

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Oscar Davila, 19
KILLED BY A DRUNK COP

This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. He was a passenger riding with his parents in their 2014 Nissan on the 605 Freeway south of Saratoga Street in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County near Whittier, California on 26 September 2017 at approximately 22:15 local time when a drunk (0.13% BAC) cop driving a 2016 Chevy Camaro crashed into their vehicle and a 2010 Scion from behind at a high speed. The Nissan burst into flames.

An investigator said data from the Camaro indicated the off-duty cop was going 151 miles per hour (243 km/h). The cop was arrested for three murders and DUI, but at least he wasn’t drinking under age or buying for somebody, and that is what matters to MADD.
Well, that’s one way to prevent underage drinking. Before reporting an underage drinking party, consider what could happen, God forbid, after the alcoholic beverages fall into the hands of a cop.

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Officer Edgar Verduzco, 26

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How can you expect them to obey your government’s underage drinking laws when your government shows such depraved indifference to DWI crimes?

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Pauline Samantha Portes, 19
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. She was killed when the small pickup truck in which she was a passenger was hit head-on on the 55 Freeway in Orange, California near the Lincoln Avenue off-ramp by a sedan driven by a drunk driver, Yanira Ramirez, 26, in the early morning hours of 30 November 2007. Steven Nguyen, the victim’s boyfriend, the driver of the pickup, was injured.
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Stop punishing innocent people for being under 21.
To combat inebriated driving, combat inebriated driving.

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Torri Ellis Knutson, 18
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 12 May 2007, she was crossing North University Avenue in Fargo, North Dakota on foot when she was run over and killed. The drunk driver, age 26, pled guilty to manslaughter. He got five years. The Jamestown Sun (requires free account)
Grand Forks Herald ... Wayback Machine

Michael Paul Sauvageau, 26

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A special message to MADD members appears at the bottom of this memorial page.

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Peter Pung, 18
21 September 1989 - 24 December 2007
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. He was driving on his way to visit an ailing relative on 24 December 2007 when a drunk driver, 26, ran a stop sign on Golden Given Road near Parkland, Washington and broadsided him. Another “teenager killed in a drunk driving crash.”

Sadly, most news coverage of this deadly crash has disappeared from the news websites. You can check The News Tribune of 27 December 2007 page B1 with a free trial subscription to Newspapers.com


Find A Grave entry for Peter Pung

Aaron Bell, 26

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<sarcasm>No wonder MADD pushes for tough laws against underage drinking. Look at all the people ages 15-20 getting killed in DWI crashes.</sarcasm>


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Haley Marie Begley, 17
18 February 2001 - 18 November 2018

Auden Wayne Myers, 16
17 July 2002 - 18 November 2018
These victims were riding in a 2011 Kia Soul at the intersection of U.S. Highway 35 and County Road 80 West north of Kokomo, Indiana on 18 November 2018 at 2:00 local time when a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix going east on U.S. 35 crossed the center line and struck them. The driver of the Kia was 18 and seriously injured, as were two other passengers. The Pontiac driver, age 26, pleaded guilty to two counts of operating while intoxicated with controlled substances causing death; three counts of operating while intoxicated with controlled substances causing serious bodily injury; two counts of driving while suspended resulting in death; and three counts of driving while suspended resulting in serious bodily injury.
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Treundon E. Johnson, 26
Born in November 1992

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“Enforcing the legal drinking age of 21 reduces traffic crashes, protects young people’s maturing brains, and keeps young people safer overall.”
MADD
...Yeh, right!

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Charley Wayne
Boatright, Jr., 16
1 Jan 1991
- 3 Jun 2007 and his father
On 3 June 2007, this boy was riding in a vehicle on US Highway 84 near the town of Goldsboro in northern Coleman County, Texas, that was struck head-on by a drunk driver, Trey Barton Scott, 26. Father and son died.

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Lawmakers refuse to get inebriated drivers off the road, and offer the resulting bloodshed as an excuse to trample young persons’ unalienable right to drink the beverage of their choice. Excuse rejected.

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Laura Nolling, 20
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 22 September 2006 at approximately 23:30 local time, a drunk driver, age 25, ran a red-phase traffic control signal at Panana Lane and Ashe Road in Bakersfield, California, smashing his 2001 Ford Expedition broadside into her Protege car and killing her.

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Jorge Armando Diaz, 25

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Remember, these cases are only the tip of the iceberg, because these are the ones with enough detail, easily located on the web, including a picture of the double victim.

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From left: Madison Capobianco, 17 December 1999 - 2 June 2019; Trinity Celesta Watt, 8 March 2000 - 2 June 2019; and Makayla Tryon, 8 January 2001 - 2 June 2019
These three women never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. They were in a white Toyota Camry, Miss Watt at the wheel, south on Cherry Avenue Northeast in Salem, Oregon on 2 June 2019 at 23:30 local time, when a drunk (0.239% BAC) driver, age 25, with a prior DWI, driving a Jeep on Salem Parkway ran a red-phase traffic control signal at 85 miles per hour (137 km/h) and crashed into them. He was charged with three counts of first-degree manslaughter, four counts of reckless endangering of another person, one count of third-degree assault, one count of reckless driving and one count of DWI, and was found guilty of three counts of first-degree manslaughter, DWI and two counts of third-degree assault, but at least he wasn’t drinking under age, or buying for them, and that is what matters to MADD.
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Juan Carlos Rodriguez Palacios, 25

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“Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for teens (15 to 18 years old) in the United States.”
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
— So get the inebriated drivers off the road!

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Kevin Gossic, 16

Robert Bedell, 19
These gentlemen were at a party on 1 August 1988 when Olympic medalist Bruce Kimball (who was seriously hurt on 11 October 1981 in a crash caused by a drunk driver) was driving his sports car at what police estimated to be 75 m.p.h. when it slammed into a group of young people and cars at a popular gathering spot on an unlighted dead-end stretch of a road near Brandon, Florida. Kimball admitted that he had been drinking earlier in the day, and prosecutors said a blood-alcohol test administered that night recorded 0.20, twice the legal limit, but at least he wasn’t drinking under age, a victory for the hate-mongering MADD bigots. The drunk driver got his license restored in 2014.
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Bruce Kimball, 25

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Never underestimate the hostility your government incites by perpetrating an unforgivable hate crime against persons younger than 21 instead of getting the inebriated drivers off the road.

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Jerrod Miyaki, 18
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. He was killed on 9 November 2006 by an allegedly drunk driver, Steve Chiang, age 25, who was going the wrong way on the 210 Freeway in California, and hit him head on.
Santa Clarita Magazine
Sadly, news coverage of this crash has mostly disappeared from the internet. However, with a free trial of NEWSPAPERS.COM you will find stories in The Signal 11 November 2006, front page; and 8 december 2006, page 3.

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Let’s see now, they had to raise the drinking age in the 1980’s to save lives on the road. Then they raised the 55-m.p.h. speed limit, because that was inconvenient to persons who matter.

184

Jesse McEathron, 18
13 September 1990 - 18 March 2009
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 18 March 2009 at 23:15 EDT, he was driving north on State Route 58 near Country Club Road in Gouverneur, New York when an allegedly drunk driver, Robin Fowler, age 25, 0.24% BAC, with a prior DWAI conviction, crossed over onto his side and struck him head on.
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Robin L. Fowler, 25
born 26 December 1983

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Gee, Sherlock, why do you suppose so many voters and politicians would rather commit a hate crime against persons under 21, than impose tougher DWI laws on themselves?

185

Haddie Babineaux, 16
25 June 1990 - 12 June 2007
This girl died when the car she was driving was struck head-on, allegedly by a drunk driver who crossed onto her side of Highway 35 in Rayne, Louisiana on 12 June 2007 at 21:43 local time. He already had one DWI conviction.
Obituary for Haddie D. Babineaux
Find A Grave entry for Haddie D. Babineaux
Sadly, the news coverage of this crash has mostly disappeared from the internet. However, with a free trial subscription to NEWSPAPERS.COM, you can check the Rayne Acadian-Tribune of 21 June 2007, page 5.

Dennis Juppstrom, 25
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How can you expect them to obey your government’s underage drinking laws when your government shows such depraved indifference to DWI crimes?

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Mohammad Shuaibi, 17
1 May 1987 - 12 February 2005
Ahmad Shaban, 16
28 June 1988 - 12 February 2005
KILLED BY A DRUNK COP

These were two of Allah’s obedient teetotallers, riding in the back seat of a car that had the green-phase traffic control signal on Harlem Avenue in Tinley Park, Illinois on 12 February 2005 at 3:06 Central Standard Time. They were returning from a work shift in Indiana. A drunk (0.176% BAC) cop sped eastward into the intersection, running the red-phase traffic control signal at 80 miles per hour (129 km/h) and crashing into them.
Before reporting an underage drinking party, consider what could happen, God forbid, after the alcoholic beverages fall into the hands of a cop.

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Find a Grave (Ahmad Shaban)
Find a Grave (Mohammad Shuaibi)

Jason Casper, 24

Casper on poster as his mother lectures an audience.

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Stop punishing innocent people for being under 21.
To combat inebriated driving, combat inebriated driving.

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Gary and Cheryl Ceran, top, with their children Caleb, Clarissa, 18, Ian, 15 and Julinna.
Cheryl, Ian and Julianna died.
The car carrying this Mormon family had the green light. Clarissa was injured at age 18. Ian was killed at age 15. The pickup truck driver, Carlos Prieto, who sped through a red light and hit them broadside at the intersection of 5400 South and 700 West in Murray, Utah on 24 December 2006 was 24 and had 0.19% BAC.

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Carlos Prieto, 24

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Elizabeth Durante, 20
3 May 1988 - 7 March 2009
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. She was leaving for Spring Break to bring medical supplies to poor, needy orphans in Uganda. She was riding in a van northbound on Interstate 395 just south of Interchange 79A in Connecticut, en route to Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts on 7 March 2009 at 03:38 local time. The driver of a Honda Accord was driving drunk, driving without headlights on, driving without insurance, and going the wrong way on Interstate 395, striking them head-on, but at least he wasn’t drinking under age, or buying for somebody younger than 21 who drinks alcoholic beverages responsibly, and that is what matters to the hate-mongering MADD bigots.

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Daniel Musser, 24

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<sarcasm>No wonder MADD pushes for tough laws against underage drinking. Look at all the people ages 15-20 getting killed in DWI crashes.</sarcasm>


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Matthew Winter Watson, 20
28 October 1986 - 5 May 2007
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. He was killed 5 May 2007 in College Park, Maryland, when his car was struck by a pickup truck. The driver of the pickup truck, Never Leopoldo Navarro-Montoya, age 24, was arrested for drunk driving, and driving without a license.
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“Enforcing the legal drinking age of 21 reduces traffic crashes, protects young people’s maturing brains, and keeps young people safer overall.”
MADD
...Yeh, right!

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Ayesha Judkins, 20
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. She was killed on 28 December 2003 at 03:00 local time, when the car she was riding in was rear-ended by a speeding 2001 Ford Expedition at 91st and Commercial streets in Chicago, Illinois. The driver of the Expedition, Gustavo Garibay, age 24, was driving drunk (0.22% BAC) and got 3 years for aggravated driving under the influence and reckless homicide.
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Lawmakers refuse to get inebriated drivers off the road, and offer the resulting bloodshed as an excuse to trample young persons’ unalienable right to drink the beverage of their choice. Excuse rejected.

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Albert Montanaro III, 20
27 January 1985 - 16 January 2006
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. He was jogging on Route 373 in Chesterfield, New York, on 16 January 2006, eleven days short of turning 21, when he was killed. The suspect, then 24, was granted a new trial, where he pleaded guilty.
Get a load of this: The mother of the double victim joined so-called Mothers Against Drunk driving, an organization dedicated to promoting even more injustice against persons younger than 21. She has become president for their Northern Adirondack Region.


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Find A Grave entry for Albert R. Montanaro III

Steven Baker, 24

Link to this memorial.

Remember, these cases are only the tip of the iceberg, because these are the ones with enough detail, easily located on the web, including a picture of the double victim.

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Brittany Elaine Weiss, 19
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. When she was in high school, she directed a play about the consequences of drunk driving. On 26 December 2008 at 00:15, she was driving a 2008 Toyota Scion when a drunk driver, 24, with a suspended license for a prior DWI ran a red light at Riverstone Parkway at Reinhardt College Parkway in Canton, Georgia, smashing into her
WSB-TV Channel 2 on the Wayback Machine
Atlanta Journal Constitution on the Wayback Machine
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Find A Grave entry for Brittany Elaine Weiss

Stephen Patrick Wauschek, 24
One Prior DWI

Link to this memorial.

“Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for teens (15 to 18 years old) in the United States.”
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
— So get the inebriated drivers off the road!

193

Maritza Dela Cruz, 19
14 January 1986 - 9 May 2005
Image from Artists Against Drunk Driving
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 9 May 2005, as she was returning home from visiting her mother, she had the green light at the intersection of Coal and Carlisle in southeast Albuquerque, New Mexico, when a drunk driver, Jose Melo Fernandez, age 24, ran the red light and broadsided her.
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Link to this memorial.

Never underestimate the hostility your government incites by perpetrating an unforgivable hate crime against persons younger than 21 instead of getting the inebriated drivers off the road.

194

Ashley Footer, 19
This woman, a Mizzou student, never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 26 October 2021, she was turning left onto Highway 163 in Columbia, Missouri when a suspected drunk driver, 24, was driving south on Highway 163, ran a red light and hit her car, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report. The suspect was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, resulting in serious injury and failure to obey a traffic control device, but at least he wasn’t drinking under age, or buying for somebody younger than 21 who drinks alcoholic beverages responsibly, and that is what matters to the hate-mongering MADD bigots.
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Duncan McCracking, 24

Link to this memorial.

Let’s see now, they had to raise the drinking age in the 1980’s to save lives on the road. Then they raised the 55-m.p.h. speed limit, because that was inconvenient to persons who matter.

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Parents hold a photo of Kevin Benes, 19
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. At 13:56 CST on 11 December 2009, he was driving his Dodge neon home from work in Palatine, Illinois when he exited Interstate 355 at 143rd Street in Lockport. Police said that as the light turned green, Kevin pulled into the intersection when a drunk driver, Michael R. Bourdage, age 24, with a prior DWI ran a red light and struck him with a Dodge Ram.
Southtown Star on the Wayback Machine
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Chicago Tribune ... Cached
Legacy Page

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Gee, Sherlock, why do you suppose so many voters and politicians would rather commit a hate crime against persons under 21, than impose tougher DWI laws on themselves?

196

Mikeal Hodges, 18
24 March 1989 - 21 January 2008
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. He was riding his bicycle on U.S. 17 in Brunswick, Georgia on 21 January 2008 at 00:30 when he was struck. The suspect, age 24, has been charged with first-degree homicide by vehicle, hit-and run, driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license and having an open container of alcohol in his vehicle, But at least the suspect wasn’t drinking under age, or buying for somebody younger than 21 who drinks alcoholic beverages responsibly, and that is what matters to the hate-mongering MADD bigots.
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Enrique Martínez, 24

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How can you expect them to obey your government’s underage drinking laws when your government shows such depraved indifference to DWI crimes?

197

Emanuel Camacho, 17
This boy, a 17-year-old Atascadero High School senior, was killed while walking alone on the shoulder of El Camino Real near the Santa Barbara Road intersection in Atascadero, California in the early morning of 9 September 2007. A drunk driver, 24, struck him and fled the scene. The drunk driver received seven years for felony gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, felony hit-and-run, misdemeanor driving on a suspended or revoked license and a related enhancement of leaving the scene of an alcohol-related vehicular homicide, but at least the suspect wasn’t drinking under age, or buying for somebody younger than 21 who drinks alcoholic beverages responsibly, a victory for the hate-mongering MADD bigots.

Sadly, news media have deleted their coverage of this homicide from their websites, or locked it behind a paywall. However, with a free trial subscription to NEWSPAPERS.COM you can find coverage in the San Luis Obispo Tribune 10 September 2007 page 3; 11 September 2007 pages 1 and 8; 13 September 2007 page 9; and 21 September 2007 page 2.

Gregory Joseph Baranek, 24

Link to this memorial.

Stop punishing innocent people for being under 21.
To combat inebriated driving, combat inebriated driving.

198

Zachary Spears, 17
This boy was a pedestrian walking on Old Silsbee Highway in Hardin County, Texas on 18 December 2007 at approximately 18:00 local time when he was struck and killed. The driver, 24, has been indicted on an intoxication manslaughter charge. Another “teenager killed in a drunk driving crash” for the hate-mongering MADD bigots to tally.
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Ashley Hardwick, 24
also known as Ashley Hardwick Sawyer

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A special message to MADD members appears at the bottom of this memorial page.

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John Austin Blough, 15
12 May 1993 - 28 March 2009
This boy was a back-seat passenger in a car waiting at a red-phase traffic control signal on Route 30 in Laughlintown, Ligonier Township, Pennsylvania on 28 March 2009 at 01:40 EDT when a drunk driver, 0.189% BAC, age 24, rear-ended the car with a pickup truck.
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Find A Grave entry for John Austin Blough

Brandon G. Behie, 24

Link to this memorial.


<sarcasm>No wonder MADD pushes for tough laws against underage drinking. Look at all the people ages 15-20 getting killed in DWI crashes.</sarcasm>


200

Daniel Robert Kinnaird
27 February 1989 - 10 November 2009
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. He died 109 days before his 21st birthday. On 3 November 2009 at 22:30 CDT he was waiting in traffic on the James River Freeway, near the Interstate 65 interchange in Springfield, Missouri while the train crossed up ahead, when allegedly a drunk 0.212% BAC driver, age 23, with a DWI pending, rear-ended him at a high speed, killing him.

Obituary
Sadly, the news coverage of this crash has disappeared from the news websites. Some information is in the remaining obituary, and with a free trial subscription to NEWSPAPERS.COM, you can find coverage in the Springfield News-Leader of 24 December 2009 page 2.


Shane Young, 23

Link to this memorial.

“Enforcing the legal drinking age of 21 reduces traffic crashes, protects young people’s maturing brains, and keeps young people safer overall.”
MADD
...Yeh, right!

201

Jason F. McCarthy, 16
This boy, an honors student at Champlin Park High School, was waiting in the left-turn lane at a red light on Highway 252 at 73rd Avenue in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota on 22 July 2014 when a drunk (0.293% BAC) driver, age 24, sped into him. The drunk driver was also driving under revocation, has no insurance, and had just hit another vehicle at 85th Avenue, then sped away, but at least he wasn’t drinking under age, or buying for somebody younger than 21 who drinks alcoholic beverages responsibly, and that is what matters to MADD. The double victim died at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.
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Michael J. Vanwagner, 24

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Lawmakers refuse to get inebriated drivers off the road, and offer the resulting bloodshed as an excuse to trample young persons’ unalienable right to drink the beverage of their choice. Excuse rejected.

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Emilee Louise Floer, 18
7 March 1989 - 19 April 2007
SADD activist
This woman, a local SADD volunteer, never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. As she drove home from work on 19 April 2007 at 20:43 local time, on North Avenue in Macomb Township, Michigan, a southbound Chevy Trailblazer allegedly crossed onto her side and struck her. The Trailblazer driver, 23, is charged with drunk driving causing death. He already had one DWI conviction.
Macomb Daily ... Cached
Macomb Daily on the Wayback Machine
Find A Grave entry for Emilee Louise Floer
Appeal paper

Michael Jonathon Bulger, 23

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Remember, these cases are only the tip of the iceberg, because these are the ones with enough detail, easily located on the web, including a picture of the double victim.

203

Anthony Herr, 17

Pelg Her, 17
These boys were in a Honda Accord on West Appleton Avenue in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at 00:30 CDT on 28 October 2006, when a drunk (0.242% BAC) driver sped a Suzuki sport utility vehicle through a red light on West Capitol Drive and killed them and two other persons in the Accord. Witnesses said the impact knocked the Honda into a Chevy Lumina, causing it to flip and land on its roof. A witness suggested the drunk driver should help the victims, and the drunk driver drew a gun and fired toward the witness as the witness ran away. The drunk driver pleaded no contest to three counts of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle, injury by intoxicated use of a vehicle, endangering safety by use of a deadly weapon, disorderly conduct, and resisting or obstructing an officer, but at least he wasn’t drinking under age, or buying for somebody younger than 21 who drinks alcoholic beverages responsibly, and that is what matters to MADD.

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel on the Wayback Machine
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Legal paper
Criminal case detail
Solitary Torture blog
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Joshua James Scolman, 23
born 13 September 1983

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“Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for teens (15 to 18 years old) in the United States.”
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
— So get the inebriated drivers off the road!

204

Brittany Kayla Althoff, 16
19 December 1991 - 14 November 2008
On 14 November 2008 at approximately 23:30 local time, this girl was riding in a car on westbound Interstate 240 near Walker Avenue in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma when a drunk driver with a prior DWI, age 23, in a green 2006 Pontiac G6, Texas registration tag 981-RGB, rear-ended the car at 160 km/h, pushing it into the path of a van which struck the car and flipped it over. He was convicted of second degree murder, leaving the scene of an “accident” involving death, and DWI, but at least he wasn&3146;t drinking under age, or buying for somebody younger than 21 who drinks alcoholic beverages responsibly, and that is what matters to the hate-mongering bigots at so-called Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
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Oklahoma Department of Corrections Offender Lookup ... Cached
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Obituary on Legacy.com

Joshua Lamar Dockins, 23
born 16 May 1985

One Prior DWI

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Never underestimate the hostility your government incites by perpetrating an unforgivable hate crime against persons younger than 21 instead of getting the inebriated drivers off the road.

205

Keri Anne DeMott
9 January 1995 - 10 October 2015
3 months short of 21

This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 10 October 2015 at 0:30 local time, she was driving a 2001 Honda CRY westbound on the Challenger Memorial Parkway, State Road 407, approximately one mile west of Interstate 95 when an eastbound driver of a 2004 Honda Pilot swerved into the westbound lanes and struck her head on. He had a 0.132% BAC, he was driving on the wrong side of the road, and had previous DWI’s, and was sentenced to 15 years for DUI manslaughter, but at least he wasn’t drinking under age or buying for somebody younger than 21 who drinks alcoholic beverages responsibly, and that is what matters to MADD.
Florida Today ... Cached
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Florida inmate search for Keith Pumphrey ... Cached
Orlando Advocate ... Cached
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Obituary for Keri Anne DeMott
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Brevard Times ... Cached
Orlando Sentinel ... Cached
The Keri Anne DeMott Foundation
Guardian Interlock page dedicated to the double victim
Keith Andrew Pumphrey
born 3 April 1993

Link to this memorial.

Let’s see now, they had to raise the drinking age in the 1980’s to save lives on the road. Then they raised the 55-m.p.h. speed limit, because that was inconvenient to persons who matter.

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Andrew Burr, 20
This man was old enough to drink alcoholic beverages legally in his native Britain. He was a passenger in a car waiting at a red-phase traffic control signal at Edmunds Street and Wisconsin Avenue in Northwest Washington, D.C. at 21:00 on 18 January 2004 when a drunk driver, Shelly S. Wentworth, rear-ended them, killing him. She was 22 and tested 0.13% BAC.
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Andrew Burr website

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Gee, Sherlock, why do you suppose so many voters and politicians would rather commit a hate crime against persons under 21, than impose tougher DWI laws on themselves?

207

Isaac Dyck, 20
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. He was killed 21 April 2005 by a drunk driver, age 22, BAC 0.199%, who crashed into him, and injured the rest of his family. The drunk driver already had two DWI convictions, and was going the wrong way on Interstate 35 in Jarrell, Texas, but at least he wasn’t drinking under age, or buying for somebody younger than 21 who drinks alcoholic beverages responsibly, and that is what matters to the hate-mongering bigots at so-called Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
CRASH SURVIVORS: Peter Friesen Dyck 13, stable; Anna Friesen Dyck 17, stable; Eva Friesen Dyck 15, stable; Maria Friesen Dyck 9, stable; Aganetha Friesen Dyck 4, serious; Jacob Friesen Dyck 11, critical; Helena Friesen Dyck 18, stable; Anna Susana Friesen 44, stable; Isaac Dyck 54, stable;

KEYE-TV Channel 42 on the Wayback Machine
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Obituary for Isaac Dyck

Fermin Louis Castillo, 22

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How can you expect them to obey your government’s underage drinking laws when your government shows such depraved indifference to DWI crimes?

208

Michael Thomas Sot, 20
19 November 1998 - 4 December 2018
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. He was the designated driver for himself and five other students coming from a Phi Kappa Psi party, returning to The College of New Jersey on 2 December 2018 at approximately 2:00 local time. He was driving a 2007 Dodge Charger along Pennington Road in Ewing Township, New Jersey, when a 2018 Kia Optima crossed the center line and struck them head on. The Kia driver, age 22, was charged with aggravated manslaughter, death by auto and six counts of assault by auto for allegedly recklessly causing Sot’s death. The Kia driver allegedly disregarded the speed limit and was driving while intoxicated when he crossed the center line. He tested 0.239% BAC. But at least he wasn’t drinking under age, or buying for somebody younger than 21 who drinks alcoholic beverages responsibly, and that is what matters to MADD.
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YouTube
YouTube (Funeral)
David Lamar, 22
born 2 January 1996

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Stop punishing innocent people for being under 21.
To combat inebriated driving, combat inebriated driving.

209

Tanysha Lashay Smith, 19

Clyde Thompson, 19
This woman and this man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. Walking home from a late-night basketball game, the man was seriously hurt by a drunk driver in 2019, and spent time in hospital. On 7 November 2021 ar 2:13 local time, he was driving a Nissan Altima, transporting the woman as a passenger in the 2400 block of S. Martin Luther King Junior Parkway in Beaumont, Texas, when a Chevrolet truck driven by a suspected drunk (0.156% BAC) driver, 22, crashed into them. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman was transported to hospital where she died.
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Antonio De Jesus Delgado, 22

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A special message to MADD members appears at the bottom of this memorial page.

210

Airman 1st Class Christopher Anthony Hardiek, 19
This airman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. He was driving on U.S. 45 north of Geff, Illinois, driving home from an Air Force Base on 3 July 2007 when a drunk (0.24%) drove a pickup truck onto his side and struck him head on. In addition to felony charges of reckless homicide and aggravated drunken driving, the suspect also faced lesser charges of having no insurance, improper lane usage and failure to wear a seat belt. He pleaded guilty to aggravated DWI, and while he was out on bond pending sentencing, he was arrested on 23 March 2008 for DWI again.
WEIU-TV Channel 51 on the Wayback Machine
Evansville Courier Press (wrong date)
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Justin DeJaynes, 22

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<sarcasm>No wonder MADD pushes for tough laws against underage drinking. Look at all the people ages 15-20 getting killed in DWI crashes.</sarcasm>


211

Shawn English, 19
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. At 01:15 EDT on 24 May 2009, he was driving north on Maple Avenue in Evesham, New Jersey when a drunk driver, 22, 0.179% BAC ran a red light on Route 70 and struck him. Another “teenager killed in a drunk driving crash” to add to the misleading statistics.
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Obituary for Shawn English

Thomas Thorn, 22

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“Enforcing the legal drinking age of 21 reduces traffic crashes, protects young people’s maturing brains, and keeps young people safer overall.”
MADD
...Yeh, right!

212

Austin Day, 18
and his mother
This man never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 23 July 2005 at 03:00, he and a friend were pushing his vehicle along South Padre Island Drive at Kostoryz Road in Corpus Christi, Texas when a drunk driver, 22, 0.18% BAC killed him. The drunk driver got 180 days and probation.

Appeal, new trial granted on the Wayback Machine
Corpus Christi Caller-Times on the Wayback Machine
Probation rules on the Wayback Machine

John Morgan, 22

Link to this memorial.

Lawmakers refuse to get inebriated drivers off the road, and offer the resulting bloodshed as an excuse to trample young persons’ unalienable right to drink the beverage of their choice. Excuse rejected.

213

Noemi Perez, 18
2 October 1990 - 8 February 2009
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 8 February 2009, she was driving a 2000 Hyundai on Bear Mountain Boulevard near Vineland Road in Arvin, California when, allegedly, a drunk driver, 22, crossed the center line, struck a Mazda and then hit the Hyundai head-on.

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Find A Grave entry for Noemi Perez

Francisco Nestor Santo, 22

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Remember, these cases are only the tip of the iceberg, because these are the ones with enough detail, easily located on the web, including a picture of the double victim.

214

Gabriell Rene Thomas, 18
29 August 1996 - 5 March 2015

Kamesha J’Nyah Gilmore, 17
20 September 1997 - 5 March 2015
These ladies were in a 2014 Nissan Versa in the northbound left-turn lane of Boulder Highway at Russell Road in Whitney, Nevada, trying to make a U-turn on 5 March 2015 at approximately 1:30 local time, when a southbound 2014 Mercedes Benz E350 ran a red-phase traffic control signal and struck them at 117 miles per hour (188 km/h) in a stretch where the speed limit was 45 miles per hour (72 km/h). The driver of the Mercedes pleaded guilty to drunk driving and was reported to have tested “just under 0.17%.”
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Obituary for Kamesha Gilmore
Find A Grave entry for Gabriell Rene Thomas
Seong Mo Lee, 22

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“Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for teens (15 to 18 years old) in the United States.”
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
— So get the inebriated drivers off the road!

215

Julie Tsang, 17
This girl just graduated high school three days earlier, and was planning to attend Hunter College to study nursing. She was a passenger in a Honda Civic that got struck by a pickup truck on Park Avenue at East 65th Street, Manhattan, New York on 29 June 2008. The pickup truck driver, 22, is charged with criminally negligent homicide and DWI.
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Lawsuit

Robert Gomez, 22

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Never underestimate the hostility your government incites by perpetrating an unforgivable hate crime against persons younger than 21 instead of getting the inebriated drivers off the road.

216

Christopher Stewart, 17
and Deanna Rivers, 17
On 1 December 2012 at 22:20 local time, this boy and girl were in a Ford Explorer sport utility vehicle (S.U.V.) on the Northway in Halfmoon, New York when it was rear-ended by the driver of a 2004 Volvo, age 22, who was speeding, texting, drunk and stoned on marijuana, but at least he wasn’t drinking under age, or buying for somebody younger than 21 who drinks alcoholic beverages responsibly, and that is what matters to the hate-mongering bigots at so-called Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
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Dennis Drue, 22
born 29 June 1990

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Let’s see now, they had to raise the drinking age in the 1980’s to save lives on the road. Then they raised the 55-m.p.h. speed limit, because that was inconvenient to persons who matter.

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Allison E. Kunhardt, 17

Tessa C. Tranchant, 16
These girls were waiting at a red-phase traffic control signal at the intersection of Virginia Beach Boulevard and Kings Grant Road in Virginia Beach, Virginia at 23:25 on 30 March 2007 when their car was rear-ended. The other driver was 22, already had one DWI conviction, and faces manslaughter charges. Police said both speed and alcohol were factors in the wreck. Two more “teenagers killed in a drunk driving crash.”
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Alfredo Ramos, 22

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Gee, Sherlock, why do you suppose so many voters and politicians would rather commit a hate crime against persons under 21, than impose tougher DWI laws on themselves?

218

Tobias Dow, 16
16 August 2005 - 1 November 2021
This guy and his mother were headed home from a concert when their Kia passenger car ran out of gasoline in Orem, Utah at 0:01 local time on 31 October 2021. They were headed south on Interstate 15 and pulled into the hitch-hiking lane near the 800 North off-ramp, activated the blinking emergency lights, and were waiting for roadside assistance when a suspected drunk (0.10% BAC) driver, 22, drifted into the same lane and struck the rear of their car. This double victim spent two days in hospital before life support was disconnected.
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How can you expect them to obey your government’s underage drinking laws when your government shows such depraved indifference to DWI crimes?

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Kindle Smith, 16
On 23 February 2008, this girl was driving on FM 1387 in Midlothian, Texas when a drunk driver, 22, crossed onto her side and struck her head on.

KTVT-TV Channel 11 on the Wayback Machine
MyDeathSpace
Facebook Memorial page

Jesús Fraire, 22

Link to this memorial.

Stop punishing innocent people for being under 21.
To combat inebriated driving, combat inebriated driving.

220

Beth Boudreaux, 19
25 May 1989 - 5 March 2009
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. She was walking down Nashville Avenue in Hammond, Louisiana on 6 March 2009 at 02:00 CST. Allegedly, a drunk driver, 21, ran off the road and crashed into her and the other pedestrians she was with, killing three pedestrians and injuring two. He was taken into custody and booked into the Tangipahoa Parish jail on three counts of vehicular negligent homicide, two counts of vehicular negligent injury, DUI, and reckless operation. Witnesses claim Quebedeaux was driving at a high rate of speed. But at least he wasn’t drinking under age. He had been arrested before for DWI but not prosecuted.
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Find A Grave entry for Beth Marie Boudreaux
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Derek Quebedeaux, 21

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A special message to MADD members appears at the bottom of this memorial page.

221

Steven Anthony Rhone, Jr., 19
30 January 1988 - 2 June 2007
This man was attempting to cross the street at a crosswalk when he was hit by a car and became the casualty of a hit and run. Investigators say 21-year-old Damian Scott Mackay was drinking heavily, ran a stop sign at Indian and High Streets in Bellingham, Washington, and killed him on 2 June 2007.

KING-TV Channel 5 on the Wayback Machine
KING-TV Channel 5 on the Wayback Machine
Bellingham Herald
Bellingham herald (memorial dedication) ... Cached
Seattle Times (scroll down) ... Cached
Find A Grave entry for Steven Anthony Rhone, Jr.
Obituary for Steven Anthony Rhone, Jr.

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<sarcasm>No wonder MADD pushes for tough laws against underage drinking. Look at all the people ages 15-20 getting killed in DWI crashes.</sarcasm>


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Brooke Walton, 19
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. The car she was riding in was broadsided by a drunk driver, age 21, 0.18% BAC, at the Underwood, Iowa exit on Interstate 80 on 18 March 2006.
KETV-TV Channel 7 on the Wayback Machine
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Rudolph Huebner, 21

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“Enforcing the legal drinking age of 21 reduces traffic crashes, protects young people’s maturing brains, and keeps young people safer overall.”
MADD
...Yeh, right!

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Kyle Johnson, 20

Justin Lambert-Belanger, 20
6 June 1981 - 16 September 2001

Nick Schabron, 20

Kevin Salverson, 19

Shane Shatto, 19

John Schabron visits the grave
of his son, Nick, at Green
Hill Cemetery in Laramie.
Of the eight members of the University of Wyoming cross-country team killed, these five never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. A pickup truck driver crossed onto their side of U.S. 287 near Tie Siding, Wyoming at 01:30 on 16 September 2001, striking their Jeep Wagoneer station wagon head-on. He was 21 and drunk, 0.16%.
USA Today ... Cached
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Oil City News ... Cached
Lawsuit against the estate of the sober double-victim driver
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Deseret News ... Cached
Find A Grave entry for Justin M. Lambert-Belanger

Clinton Guy Haskins, 21

Link to this memorial.

Lawmakers refuse to get inebriated drivers off the road, and offer the resulting bloodshed as an excuse to trample young persons’ unalienable right to drink the beverage of their choice. Excuse rejected.

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Mariana J. Edkins, 18
18 August 1987 - 10 January 2006
This woman never got a chance to drink alcoholic beverages legally. On 10 January 2006, at 00:30 EST, she was riding in a car on Woodrow Road on Staten Island, New York when a drunk driver, 21, high on Xanax, on the wrong side of the road, without his headlights on, crashed into the car she was riding in.
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Legal paper
Find A Grave entry for Mariana J. Edkins

John Sambuco, born
16 August 1984

Link to this memorial.

Remember, these cases are only the tip of the iceberg, because these are the ones with enough detail, easily located on the web, including a picture of the double victim.

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Gerran Clayton Copeland, 17
9 February 1990 - 19 August 2007
This boy was riding his bicycle on the outside west-bound lane of U.S. 98 in Navarre, Florida on 19 August 2007 at 01:30 CDT when a drunk driver, 0.18% BAC struck him from behind and killed him, then fled the scene. Another “teenager killed in a drunk driving crash”.
Northwest Florida Daily News on the Wayback Machine
Hurlburt Field ... Cached
Legal paper
Florida Department of Corrections search results for Anthony Griego ... Cached
Find A Grave entry for Gerran Clayton Copeland

Anthony Griego, 21
born 18 June 1986

Link to this memorial.

“Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for teens (15 to 18 years old) in the United States.”
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
— So get the inebriated drivers off the road!


A Special Message to MADD Members



     It is obvious why so many voters and politicians prefer to commit an unforgivable hate crime against Mr. and Mrs. Twenty, rather than impose more effective anti-DWI measures on themselves, but it takes time to understand why so many MADD members do.

     Tragedy has sticken your family, and now your own past DWI crimes are haunting you. You are desperately trying to convince yourself that those crimes are not your fault, but the fault of a society that failed to stop you from drinking alcoholic beverages when you were younger. You want to convince yourself that you did not know any better, despite the thorough coverage in driver ed, or that you had no choice about it. You are trying to convince yourself that the solution is to stop persons born during the past 21 years from exercising their right to drink alcoholic beverages. You cleverly ignore all the obvious flaws in your absurd line of reasoning. You ignore the fact, not the opinion, that each person is a distinct individual and a distinct transaction.

     Drunk driving crimes are no excuse to impose the drinking age on somebody who did not commit any of those crimes. Naming other crimes the person never committed is equally absurd. If crime statistics go up after the slaves are emancipated, should they be enslaved again? By the way, abolitionists met a lot of crazy persons who offered reasoning every bit as absurd as yours.

     What you really hate is that every day, millions of outvoted discrimination victims all across the United States of America responsibly exercise their right to drink alcoholic beverages. So why did you get behind the wheel when you shouldn’t have?

     What right to drink alcoholic beverages, you ask. The right to liberty is not a gift from the government, doled out at the discretion of politicians. Some persons call liberty a natural right that inheres in the individual. Other persons say that liberty is a God-given right.

     It makes no difference whether God, or a godless nature, makes the tide rise. Either way, the tide rises. It makes no difference whether God, or a godless nature, gives humans the right to be free. Either way, liberty is an unalienable right which no government can justly infringe. Unalienable rights, by definition, preempt the Rule of Law whenever the two things conflict with each other. This is why the government never had any right to impose restrictions on alcoholic beverages, even when Prohibition was in force under the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Governments cannot acquire authority by manufacturing documents.

     Liberty is the freedom to do whatever does not violate anybody’s rights. Any other definition is meaningless. The right to do as you wish as long as you obey any laws the government enacts, is no more than the right to do as you are told.

     Liberty is not the freedom to put other persons in danger. Imposing a danger on other persons violates their right to safety. However, the underage drinker does not put other persons in danger by drinking alcoholic beverages. The inebriated driver puts persons in danger by operating a vehicle he or she is too clumsy to handle safely.

     If you put one bullet into a revolver, spin and put it to somebody’s head, and you pull the trigger, it is random whether you will kill the person. The person has a right not to be put in such danger. When you drive over the top of a hill, it is random whether the driver ahead of you will be stopped to let oncoming traffic pass before turning left. If you are going too fast or if you have had too much alcohol to drink, you won’t be able to stop in time.

     That is why the government has a right to punish a drunk driver, even if the drunk driver did not crash. That does not extend to a right to punish persons younger than 21 who drink alcoholic beverages responsibly.

     On 7 November 1978, a Michigan referendum on raising the drinking age from 18 to 21 passed with 57% of the vote. What good is the right to vote if you’re outnumbered by hypocrites who would rather do this to you than impose tougher DWI laws on themselves? It’s not like they’re voting on changing the State flag of Mississippi, or shortening the name of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations to State of Rhode Island. Those referenda passed in 2020, and did not involve violating anybody’s rights.

     Some supporters of this unforgivable hate crime might even convince themselves that if they simply vomit forth their absurd excuses, the outvoted victims will be okay with it, even as some victims resort to counterfeiting the official identification documents of the hostile government, with all the pride of Underground Railroad workers counterfeiting birth certificates so escaped slaves can pass themselves off as free; and even as some victims even flee the country, especially during Spring Break, for the sole purpose of drinking alcoholic beverages where enemy officers cannot touch them.

     The typical supporter of the drinking age law is telling a state senator to vote for tougher penalties for underage drinking, to save lives on the road; meanwhile driving 40 miles per hour in a 30 mile-per-hour zone, unbuckled, talking on the telephone. They only care about traffic safety when it is an excuse to violate Mr. and Mrs. Twenty’s right to liberty.

     Some of the punishment for fatal DWI crashes is taken away from that criminal and meted out to other persons who drive drunk, because they put innocent persons in danger. When you extend that to meting out some of the punishment to innocent persons younger than 21 who drink alcoholic beverages responsibly, so much punishment is taken away from the guilty killers that you get cases like this. Note that the drunk driver could have gotten a ride. What are persons younger than 21 who drink alcoholic beverages responsibly supposed to get, a time machine? You cannot deter somebody from being younger than 21.

     Look over the chessboard for moves that will reduce the bloodshed on the roads, without violating anybody’s rights.

     If you are against alcoholism, tell your elected representatives to let you specify, when signing an organ donor paper, that no lifelong teetotaler will have to die waiting for a liver transplant while your liver goes to a drunkard who chose to destroy original equipment. If Dad gets drunk instead of bringing his child to the school play that evening, he is a creep, and family members and friends need to discuss this with him, not wield gun-toting goons in bulletproof vests to enforce alcoholic beverage restrictions on everybody.

     It would also help if society stopped levying war on pedestrians. If they have money for a street, they have money for a sidewalk. If they have money to plow the street, they have money to plow the sidewalk, instead of plowing snow onto the sidewalk and leaving it there, to make way for persons in cars, persons who matter. If they have money for traffic lights, they have money for crosswalk lights.

     Did you know that when the traffic lights are flashing late at night, the crosswalk lights don’t work? Pushing the button does nothing. Many folks never knew that because, after a night of heavy drinking, they never walk home, they always drive. At some corners, a person walking is lucky to find a painted crosswalk, but when a freight train crosses the street, lights flash, bells clang and gates drop, to protect the lives of persons in cars, persons who matter.

     Many local bureaucrats see the world through a windshield, and they see nothing wrong with designating certain parts of town for residential buildings, other sections for commercial or industrial use. They put distances between homes and work, shopping and drinking. In a free country, there would be no such restrictions. In a free country, anybody could buy any house on the market and open a saloon. There would be no licensing laws. Patrons could walk home.

     Bureaucrats review a site plan and are stumped. Where is the parking lot? You cannot build without a parking lot. Typically, for 10 apartments, they force you to add 17 spaces. The potholes do not give a fire truck about how this robs families that have better things to do with their money than participate in somebody else’s love affair with the automobile, just as you do not give a fire truck about the rights of persons born during the past 21 years to drink the beverage of their choice. In a free country, there would be no requirement to add a parking lot. More folks would take the bus. Zoning restrictions intentionally limit population density, which means fewer persons waiting at each bus stop. Abolish zoning and bus companies will have more riders, allowing them to extend their hours and their routes. More teenagers would be able to find jobs without owning cars, which does not sit well with MADD’s sponsors in the automobile industry. MADD is helping automakers get teenagers addicted to driving. Do you understand how that addiction compels defendants to drive under suspension? MADD members, of all people, know how it is because they hear the stories of persons under suspension who cannot find a way to the courthouse to report to their probation officer.

     So great is the hardship that lawmakers in some States put convicted drunk drivers into an assigned risk pool for insurance when they get their license reinstated. The premiums are high but not enough to cover the exposure, so it would be unfair if one insurance underwriter got more than its share of them. This means good drivers are forced to subsidize drunk drivers. It is especially harsh to rob persons younger than 21 this way while punishing the ones who drink alcoholic beverages legally.

     The war on walkers oppresses a lot of persons. Some do not wish to spend all that money on a car, and local bureaucrats have no right to punish them for that. Some persons with various handicaps cannot drive. Some of the elderly folks really should not drive, but they are pressured to do so anyway.

     Alcohol and driving don’t mix, but that does not mean you have a right to force somebody else to choose driving. Note that persons 21 years and older are free to buy all the booze they want, and even present their driver license when buying it, but when they cause a DWI crash they are forbidden to drink alcoholic beverages and forbidden to drive. Figure that out.

     Attitudes also play a role. When you finally manage to earn a paycheck without owning a car, you might find that bank is closed, but the drive-up window is still open, for persons in automobiles, persons who matter. Try explaining that your truck won’t fit under the canopy and the teller might serve you, believing you are somebody with a vehicle, somebody that matters. Most motorists would never lean on the horn and scream profanities at the person up ahead who signals a left turn and stops to let oncoming traffic pass, unless of course the person is on a bicycle.

     When you gave your victim impact statement, the drunk driver might very well have wanted to say, “Look, if they didn’t want me driving drunk, they shouldn’t have put the nearest bar so far from my house. What am I supposed to do, blow fifty dollars round trip every night on taxi fares? Are you going to pay for it?”

     Maybe you feel the person shouldn’t be getting drunk every night, but that does not entitle you to impose outrageous burdens on the person’s right to liberty. In a free country, the individual would decide whether to drink water, wine, or turpentine. The one who drives while inebriated would be the one who gets punished.





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