A good friend of mine jsut went to prison for a long time

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Registered: 01-23-2013
A good friend of mine jsut went to prison for a long time
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Thu, 03-27-2014 - 11:49am

He got high and drove and killed someone. Not only did he end someone's life but now basically his life is over. His family is sick and grieving. All his friends are grieving. I know it isn't the same as if he had been the one killed but it is still so sad.

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Registered: 12-28-2007

This is a scary thing. People that get high don't mean to go out and kill someone.  I know...my son has been involved in a couple close calls. I myself have driven drunk more times than can be counted.  Its unfortuante for your friend.  Obviously unfortuante for the life that was lost.  I know you wrote this a long time ago and maybe your no longer visiting ivillage since you didn't get any support...but you saved me today (and maybe another innocent).  I want to drive and get something to eat...and I have had quite a few drinks...I think I will sleep it off and go later.  Thanks to you!  And your friend.  How long is your friend serving?  How have you been coping? Are you visiting?  Visiting is hard because you have to leave them behind and live the life they would be living had not been for one really bad mistake.  I wish the system was more understanding..but when a life is lost..its not really fair to the family of the lost one....to have it be easy on us that want to drug/drink and drive.

Missy