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Better safe than sorry when it comes to DUIs

Posted: Thursday, November 26, 2009

When Lori Phillips crashed head-on into the car driven by Louis Clement and his fianc Joyua Stovall, killing Louis and seriously injuring Joyua, she had a blood alcohol content over four times the legal limit! According to a witness, she was drunk when she arrived at the hair salon and continued drinking while there! This egregious scene begs the questions, "What can we do to keep an impaired person from getting into a vehicle and driving away? What is our responsibility when we see something like this happening?" There are no pat answers to the first question. But in the above situation, the police should have been called when Lori Phillips first walked into the salon because she had already committed the crime of DUI. Call the police with a REDDI report and let them handle it. Don't wait for someone else to take action! As to the second question, we all have a moral and community obligation to do what we can without putting ourselves in harm's way. Check our Web site at www.forgetmenotmission.com for more information about the DUI plague in Alaska and what we are doing about it.

Royal and Nancy Bidwell

Forget Me Not Mission, Inc.

Wasilla



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