Saturday afternoon, my family attended the funeral of my great-aunt. After the funeral, some of the family members and guests were to attend the burial north of Austin. Normally, funeral processions go without incident. But not this one. As the family’s limousine was passing through an intersection, a drunk driver ran a red light, hit the family’s limousine and then hit one of the motorcycle officers who was stopped directing traffic. Several members of my family were hurt, and the officer’s leg was broken.
I suspect that it was not a coincidence that the wreck happened shortly after the conclusion of the University of Texas – Oklahoma football game. I don’t know for sure, but I’m guessing the guy had enjoyed a few alcoholic beverages during the game and was happy to leave the party after a Longhorn win.
Don’t let yourself be that guy. As an avid Texas sports fan, I’m not opposed to getting together and watching sports and having a beverage or two. But, think before you do something stupid like drinking and driving. You never know when you’re going to ruin someone’s day, or worse, their life.
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