Milkkid, no offense, but I am not your cousin. I am not a bad driver and being just below the legal limit of alcohol is not going to change that. How old was your cousin when he got in the wreck anyway? Trying to pass someone is aggressive driving anyway, especially two cars at once. But doing that through an intersection is just careless. I am betting there were no-passing lines at that section of the road and he was being a bad driver. If you sleep better at night thinking that alcohol is the sole reason your cousin is in jail, so be it. But I am betting that he was better then you think and knew exactly what he was doing.
He was 18, and no, this is how the road went.
The speed limit is 55 m.p.h. since it's out in the country roads. There is a cross section and a 2 way stop. The lane he was in, his lane had to stop and check for traffic before they could go. So it's a crossroads and he has to stop. He just got done drinking at a party and went to go drive to his girlfriend's house. At this stop where he is supposed to stop, there are 2 cars infront of him at the stop sign. He drove around them to pass them so he wouldn't have to stop. This is a two lane road, so he was in the wrong lane to pass them. When he passed them, he t-boned a lady coming from the other road that isn't suppose to stop and killed the mother, but not the baby. He doesn't remember his speed and he shattered both of his ankles and feet. They estimate he was going around 80 mile per hour.
He was under the influence and that impaired him. He made poor choices because of that. He was drunk earlier at the party and blew a .09% when he arrived at the hospital, so it was obviously higher when he hit the lady.
So if having alcohol in him didn't impair his judgement.... then I don't know what did.
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Last edited by milkkid291; 09-30-2008 at 12:04 AM.