by stork 23 Oct 2013

It has been such a trying month. A very DUI driver in a very nice-new full size pickup hit my parents house on Sept. 11 and did major damage to the bottom of the house - mainly the living room. The only thing that saved the whole structure was the fact that the original was log underneath the clapboard and siding. Well, the builder has started work this week to build the outside walls up before it gets too cold. I have seen the stress my parents are going thru and the added worries. Please stop anyone who is DUI before something bad happens - fortunately, no one was with him or on the road near him.......just needed to vent a little. Thanks

17509

by stork 25 Oct 2013

Thank you for letting me vent and prayers to all of you who have been touched by anyone who was DUI. They have the wall framed out and temp wall covering with the cold weather coming. I know that God was watching out for my parents that night and he is still watching over them.

17509
by michemb 24 Oct 2013

I understand your anguish, my baby brother was killed by a drunk driver when he was just 19. It was horrible for our family and this guy didn't even get charged because the police waited almost 6 hours before giving him the breathalizer. Apparently the police officer was a friend so he told him to go home and they would speak to him later. He has lived with this on his consious ever since and I hope that it has prevented him from driving in that condition since however I am not sure it has.
Hugs
Michelle

64441
by airyfairy 23 Oct 2013

I am so very sorry to hear this. Unfortunately it happens all over the world. Drunk drivers get into their cars and think they are Superman.

216372
by vickiannette 23 Oct 2013

thank goodness for old-fashioned building practises (the log structure)

16456
by crafter2243 Moderator 23 Oct 2013

Venting is good. I am sorry for the scare that your parents had. I don't understand people that drive after drinking and I wish the penalties would be harsher. Taking their license usually does nothing other then them driving without one. Hoping for the repairs to your parents home be done fast.
Angie

99173
by sewilso 23 Oct 2013

How scarey!!! No one should have to go through that. Hope they get it done pretty quick for them.

23177
by pennifold 23 Oct 2013

In Australia the legal limit for alcohol intake is 0.05BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) - of course not everyone can even have that much.

" BAC is a measurement of the amount of alcohol in your body, expressed as grams of alcohol per 100ml of blood. Hence, for fully licensed car drivers the legal limit of 0.05 BAC means 0.05gm alcohol per 100ml of blood. For special licence categories such as learner and probationary drivers, taxi, bus, train and heavy truck drivers, the legal limit is zero (0) BAC or 0.02 (which in practice means no alcohol at all)." This excerpt is from DrinkWiseAustralia.

I agree with everyone else that if you drive - then you should not drink. People need to take responsibility for their actions. I do hope your parents are feeling much better now. Love and blessings Chris

219325
by pldc 23 Oct 2013

This is a tragedy especially since it could have been avoided! I am thankful as I am sure that you are too that your family is ok. I will keep all involved in my prayers. Hugs Loralye

299438
by 02kar Moderator 23 Oct 2013

I am so sorry this has happened to your parents. It is horrible the damage drunk drivers do. I am glad your parents were not injured. Unfortunately I have friends who were not so fortunate. Two of them were widowed in separate accidents. I don't think drunks who drive should have very severe consequences on their first offense.

151983
by tilde01 23 Oct 2013

I'm glad that no one was hurt or injured. The house is being repaired. Your parents might want to stay somewhere else until the damage is repaired. If they do, have them ask their homeowners insurance company if that would be covered by their insurance. Prayers for your DH.

16633
by capoodle 23 Oct 2013

They only seem to get a slap even after they cause injury and damage. My mother was in the turning lane when a DUI driver rear ended her car. It broke the seat she was in and totalled the car. Her recovery took many months and they only took his license away for a few months. There isn't any justice on some crimes. Praying that your parents will be safe and warm once again.

89887
by rescuer Moderator 23 Oct 2013

I am thankful they are safe and the work has begun to fix the damage.
I wish the penalties were greater for driving under the influence...many innocent people have been seriously hurt. My family was hit by a drunk driver when I was a child. We all went to the hospital, he was uninjured.

54991
by ajmmjs 23 Oct 2013

so sorry for you n especially your parents.be so glad they were not hurt,only property.hope the driver gets to visit jail! sincerely, lynne

5164
by camylow 23 Oct 2013

My DH had a DUI hit his 4 year old niece....she didn't make it...he jumped the curb into the apartment complex...People just don't get it...and I agree...friends should stop their friends from driving and never get in the car with someone who has had even 1..every person is different and 1 drink to the right person could be a lethal as 10 to another....

Praying the stress is taken away from you parents...Very happy they are safe...sending lots of hugs their way...deanna

34242