Let holiday celebrations begin!Â Most festive events have alcohol and they seem to go together like Santa and his sleigh, resolutions on New Yearâ€™s Eve and football on New Years Day.
Many will travel through the Bay Area, Central and North Coast , Central Valley, Deserts, Sierra Foothills, Shasta Cascade and Southern California .Â Traffic and weather conditions cause problems on roadways, and drunken drivers can too.
When I was 16 in 1992 and a junior at Tracy High, I was hit head-on by a drunken driver.Â Schooling and playing sports against other San Joaquin County high schools ended.
The crash put me in a coma for 100 days with several broken and dislocated bones, paralysis and brain injuries.Â I stayed at two hospitals for seven months followed by 17 months of therapy.
A drunken driver changed my life.Â My hearing, talking and walking are damaged.
If drinking, please have a sober driver to drive you.Â If not, tragedy could result.Â I know.
Do not begin 2017 with a DUI on your record.