My husband was involved in a callout early hours today....
****ed up 19 year old had rolled his 59 reg car into a field while returning from a night on the lash. Was able to get out of the vehicle, but panicked when he spotted a security patrol approaching and ran (leaving his injured passenger).
Am i wrong to feel that a degree of poetic justice has stepped in - the fool was subsequently hit by a car as he ran/stumbled down an unlit section of by-pass. I can only feel the upmost sympathy for the innocent driver who struck him - but utter contempt for the person who knowingly drank himself stupid 'til 3am and then drove home.
My footnote to this ramble is to pity the fool who sat next to him as a passenger - knowing the driver was wasted, but to remind people that if they have drunk heavily the night before - do not think that you will necessarily be to drive the next day - consider how you would feel if you got a visit from the police telling you that a family member had been killed - maybe innocently *crossing the road whilst out Christmas shopping* (*insert any other routine task) by a driver who was still over the limit the next day. Driving while under the influence/ without due care and attention, is an offence at any time - whether it be immediately following an event or the morning - PLEASE PLEASE consider the victiims AND their families of your selfishness!! I had a friend year back, who lost 6 week old twins who died as the result of a drunk driver and the family were totally destroyed as a result.
There - sermon over - i'm off to brave the other side of the seasons madness!!