Drunk driving is the most frequently committed violent crime in the United States. In 2007, there were 16,653 people who died in the U.S. in alcohol-related automobile crashes (40% of crash fatalities). That's 45 persons every day of the year - one death every 32 minutes. Ten times that number die on national holidays like Memorial Day or the 4th of July. There were 310,000 people injured in alcohol related crashes that year. That's an average of one injury every 2 minutes. About 1.5 million drivers are arrested for DUIs every year. That's one per every 121 licensed drivers. Most of them were men between the ages of 21 and 40.
If you ever want to drink and drive remember these images!
Not everyone who gets hit by a drunk driver dies. This picture was taken 4 years after the accident that left Jacqueline badly burned, and the doctors are still working on Jacqueline, whose body was covered with 60% severe burnings.
This is the way Jacqueline Saburido used to look before the auto accident.
This is the car in which Jacqueline traveled. She was hit by another car that was driven by a 17-year old male student on his way home after a couple of hard packs of beer with his friends. This was in December 1999.
Now 22 years old, he cannot forgive himself for driving drunk on that night five years ago. He's aware of the devastation he caused Jacqueline Saburidos life.
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