Nov. 23, 2009
To the editor:
I am writing to inform people of the stupidity of drunken driving. Not only is it stupid, but it is a serious crime.
The minute you grab the keys while intoxicated, you are putting people in danger. Recently a school acquaintance, Eric Antesberger, was a victim in an alleged drunken driving accident where the injuries cost him much. He is a great student with a wonderful personality, and it is a shame he has to pay for someone else’s fault.
It is important to understand the seriousness of alcohol. I know for a fact that more high school students are going out and having “fun” with their friends, usually with the consumption of alcohol. I am told stories, and often, when I ask how people’s weekends were, they say they were great. But when I ask what they do, they say they don’t remember. What is the fun in that? It affects your health and, for some, their social class.
Those who are the top athletes in their schools often do not deserve such a great reward when they go out and party. Even though they might do great on the field, outside school they degrade themselves if they participate in such activities.
We need to understand that alcohol affects not only ourselves but also others. It can lead to disappointment and sorrow. So next time you think about taking a drink and getting in a car, remember the innocent lives that are at stake.