Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Nov. 18, 2009

Leandra's law passed in New York making it a felony to drive drunk with a child in the vehicle. Leandra was just 11 years old when her friends mother flipped her car killing Leandra. Young people that drink often do become adults that that drive drunk. Not all the time, but a lot of the time.

Another case out of New York that caught the world's attention was that of a mother driving impaired killing herself and three other adults and four children. We received a ton of calls about women and drunk driving following this horrific crash. It is important to know that often these things don't just happen but rather there are patterns of early drinking and impairment that go unchecked and could result in future destruction of families.

As a parent of three girls, I too want to make sure they understand it is about drinking underage and it is about all of the other problems that often stem from that later in life. While this article in TIME is a bit dated, it still rings true today. I have some time before the girls are in high school but my husband and I are committed to protecting them and guiding them to make smart choices.

1 comment:

  1. This is just like the incident that just happened early this morning. My Best Friend's friend was in a car with her Fiance who was driving DRUNK with their 3 month old baby in the car. He crashed into an MTA bus and the mom, she wasn't wearing her seat belt, was critically injured and after 5 hours of surgery is only breathing with the help of a venolator. The baby is ok thank god, of course the Boyfriend wasn't hurt at all, it's always like that! He was on paroll....I hope they give him the max and banish all parental rights, he doesn't desrve that child or his gf.