Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Too Drunk to Drive, Stay In the Car...

The Orlando Sentinel reports on the man who jumped out of the moving car he insisted he was not too drunk to drive:

"Jose Perez, 25, of Pierson died Saturday night after jumping out of the passenger seat of a moving car on State Road 11 in DeLeon Springs, a Volusia County sheriff's spokesman said.

Perez's girlfriend, Iris Hernandez, told deputies she was driving while Perez, who was drunk, repeatedly demanded to be allowed to drive. She said he threatened at least once to jump out of the car and finally did shortly after 9 p.m. near Blackwelder Road.

Rescue personnel said the man suffered severe head injuries and was taken to Florida Hospital DeLand where he was pronounced dead at about 10 a.m. The Volusia County Sheriff's Office Major Case unit is investigating the death."
The "Big Book" of Alcoholics Anonymous says "the alcoholic is like a tornado roaring his way through the lives of others. Hearts are broken. Sweet relationships are dead." 

I can't begin to tell you how many times in my distorted thinking I came oh so close to just such a bone-headed move.  Certainly, if you read this blawg and have followed my personal stories you know that in a figurative sense I did this with my career. 


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