Avoid Tragedy by Learning the Dangers of DUI

by: Mike Miller

As we are currently finishing up Alcohol Awareness Month, we here at onlinealcoholclass.com are attempting to reiterate the extreme danger associated with driving under the influence of alcohol – most notably – that it kills!

They say everyone deserves a second chance. Does this include those who have been convicted of driving under the influence (DUI)? As reported in timesofsandiego.com.

A repeat drunken driver fled a California Highway Patrol officer while racing, before eventually crashing in Oceanside and killing his brother-in-law.

The driver was 23-year-old Jorge Luis Lopez, who also admitted to charges of drunken driving with injury, reckless evasion causing injury, participating in a speed contest causing death, assault with a deadly weapon and three counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer.

Now the 23-year-old will be in prison until well-after his 40th birthday. His brother in-law, Marco Gutierrez, 21, of Oceanside, died at the scene of the wreck, and did not live to see another birthday!

Lopez was speeding in a 1991 Honda Civic– apparently racing the other motorist – when an officer spotted him on shortly before 1 a.m. back in November, 2012 in Oceanside, California.

The other driver slowed down, but Lopez refused to yield and fled at speeds up to about 100 mph, soon merging onto Interstate 5.

Yet another tragedy where alcohol and an automobile are involved. Alcohol makes us do dumb things. How can we wire our brains to keep us from getting behind the wheel after drinking?