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I Lost My Friend to a Drunk Driver

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    An uncle........the driver took my dead uncle &

    put him in the drivers seat ( 3-4 were killed ) and preTENDED for years that it was my uncle driving ( he was eventually found out, NOT before my grandmother died thinking it was him though.
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    I Lost My Soulmate To A Drunk Driver, Playing "chicken", At 7am...

    Wednesday night, Jan 20th,  I was with my dad for a few hours, then went to be with my boyfriend (and hopefully soon to be fiancé), Simon for the night.   Simon and I both live in Thompson, Manitoba, and both work for a small airline.  It is about time...
    dszabo dszabo 26-30 Feb 4, 2010

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    My Best Friend

    I lost my best friend to a drunk driver almost a year ago and I have been missing her like crazy its just not fair she was only 18 and she was the best friend anyone could ever have. I just wish that people would think before they drink and drive. The guy that caused this to...
    soccerlove17 soccerlove17 18-21, F Nov 12, 2012

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    Virginia... August 3, 1997-march 17, 2009. Forever In My Heart <3

    Virginia. She was one of my best friends. We were together at a very early age, and  and kept in touch even after I moved to Minnesota, half way across the country. I was supposed to visit in March of 2009. But my mother made me stay home for another week... We had testing in...
    ThisGirlisCuttingEdge ThisGirlisCuttingEdge 13-15, F May 2, 2012

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    One Normal Frigging Friday Night

    My bro and I were headed off to the mom'n'pop for some contraband movie snax prior to the opening of "The Terminator". there's a pretty busy intersection so if yer local you know DAMN well to wait for the green light. We were about halfway 'cross the intersection and...
    Gorehound Gorehound 41-45, M Apr 3, 2008

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    drunk driving=not cool

    friend was killed by drunk driver while driving to help build houses for habitat for humanity. man was charged with less than 10 years for taking three lives.
    renaissancepapa83 renaissancepapa83 M 1 Response Mar 20, 2006

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    Losing Frankie

    Frankie was my Boyfriend, but more than that, he was my best friend, longer than anything. We were better off friends, than boyfriend girlfriends. Here is the story how in a blink of an eye, and because of someone else's stupid mistakes, I lost almost everything.... We were...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 21, 2010

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    RIP Ryan

    About two years ago....I came home to find a newspaper article lying on the counter. I picked it up and read it. My mom had left it out for me cause she didn't want to actually tell me. Well it had the story of my friend Ryan and how he was killed by a drunk driver on his way...
    raevynvelcros raevynvelcros 22-25, F 7 Responses Sep 14, 2008

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    My friend was the drunk driver himself.

    Of course he wasn't buckled. His car rolled, he flew through wind-shield, hit a tree, then his car collided where his presumably already deceased body was.
    taiterz taiterz 26-30, M Mar 13, 2014

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    I lost my teacher to a drunk driver.

    He was telling the class one Friday about how he was picking up his harley one Friday. That same naught I was all over the news how this drunk driving a truck with furniture hit him. I saw pictures if his skull crushed. He had a kind face until that day
    JustScout JustScout 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 14, 2014

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    It hurts so much.. Parting with your best friends.. They're my true friends.. I have to part with them.. Will I find other friends?? I'm in year 6 moving on to high school...
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    I need a friend that likes me for who I am a friend that listens .A friend that would be there for me A friend that would make laugh . A friend that can keep secrets
    lo0ol lo0ol 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    I am going to the doctor today for this very problem! I have lost just over 100 pounds, and my meds are definitely kicking my butt. I was getting my hair done the other day, and...
    jellybean40 jellybean40 36-40, F 4 hrs ago

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    I know i'n considered 'young' for this but i simply don't believe in "love" at my age. What is it? It's like an invisible surrounding. I've been cheated and used. What is that...
    emilyxgeorgiaxx emilyxgeorgiaxx 13-15, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I became friends with this guy when I was much younger and I had no friendship or social skills. I was in 5th grade and I basically had no social skills even all through high...
    OqSydSchizo16Troll OqSydSchizo16Troll 36-40, M 9 hrs ago

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    I miss my online friends. I'm a long-time gamer that's trying to apply some seriousness in the real world, but I can't find an interest in people or things outside of games. I...
    Silverity Silverity 36-40, F 11 hrs ago

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    **** it drives me crazy :/ right now, I'm kinda blabbering to everyone o.O PS I'm not drunk, its just cos of my meds :/
    amazingmoment90 amazingmoment90 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I lost my virginity when I was fourteen. The thing is, he was 21. Every summer people come to my hometown for work and he was one of the workers. There are so few people where I...
    StuckonMackatraz StuckonMackatraz 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have been very drunk in the past but don't care to do it any more. For me, it starts out fun, progresses to a stage of nudity in inappropriate locations soon followed by extreme...
    AuNaturelOne AuNaturelOne 56-60, M 2 days ago

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    I lost my father when i was 11 years old a week before my birthday. It was a particularly tragic story regarding his death at the age of 56. He suffered from depression since...
    jhendrix1990 jhendrix1990 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I belong to a country where unfortunately caste still is everything. Your love has no meaning if your castes are not the same, your commitment has no value if you don't belong to...
    dela123 dela123 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Not only i have never been drunk but also i have never drunk alcohol ever.
    umayyad umayyad 31-35, M 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    Just got out of a 7 year relationship. I had given everything for this relationship; my friends, my family, and I geared everything I did as well as the things I was willing to do...
    kongxmeng kongxmeng 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 27

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    Is it pathetic to not have a license at the age of 20?? I have my learner's permit thou. But everyone in my family and all my friends think it's sad to not have a license at the...
    odessa94 odessa94 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    I have lost; My best guy friend cause my girlfriend isn't allowing us to talk. And consequences may be serious if we do. (So basically a stranger now) My other best guy Friend...
    ImBatmanShhh ImBatmanShhh 16-17, T 1 Response Aug 26

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    I am drunk and feeling rather 'friendly', if you want message me.
    notrodlincoln notrodlincoln 26-30, M Aug 24

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    HELLO everyone , this is my first time being here. I am a loner so I don't have a friend to talk to. I'm going through some stuff with my fiancé. He drinks too much. He...
    Lucylubbsgolda Lucylubbsgolda 22-25, F 8 Responses Aug 24

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    Well it been a great year, lost two friends. I cause so many dramas this year between me and Teagan and my lost to be close friend was in the middle of all of this drama and told...
    mblan11 mblan11 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    Last night I spent the evening with a friend at a nice martini bar. He was promoting his business and I was lending a hand. After he was finished we hung out with his wife and her...
    Emergingsoul Emergingsoul 36-40, M 3 Responses Aug 23

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    I have so many to mention I had to create a you tube account for the videos under Lethbridge drivers who fail!
    speeedy01 speeedy01 36-40, M Aug 23

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    Two of my friend's I used to be pretty close with, passed away three night's ago. I remember the shock, and grief that overcame e as I figured out on social media, they had died...
    shadowwolf972 shadowwolf972 18-21, F Aug 23

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    My best friend and I had drunken sex about a year ago and his current girlfriend found out so she didn't want us talking. He completely dropped me for her & I absolutely miss him...
    Mariag123 Mariag123 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I was driving behind one a couple of weeks ago. He is lucky the 911 dispatcher never answered the phone or I would have told the police about him. There was a cop just down the...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M Aug 22

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    i don't really know how to start this out, so I'm going to jump right into it. When you were little there was nothing you care about, you'd dance around and not care if people...
    silverelephant silverelephant 13-15, F Aug 22

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    I was drunk with some friends and the evening got us play turn the bottle on a house party. We were playing with guys we did not know. And later one girl said whoever the bottle...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Aug 21

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    I always thought I was on path in life; aims, goals to be a doctor and be successful. I didn't have much friends in highschool because the society is really boring and crappy, so I...
    uniqueresonance uniqueresonance 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 20

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    I found this poem on the internet and could not find an author, but I loved it and am sharing it. It seems people come and people go here on EP for me. I'm realizing it is...
    ImKeepinItReal ImKeepinItReal 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    Who doesn't? :/ Why be so stupid.. seriously.
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo 18-21, F Aug 19

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    Mylie died from a car crash. The driver was our friend and she was drunk and high. She was my best friend, the one that i could tell everything to. Shes the only friend that has...
    pkm66 pkm66 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    I lost both my parents when I was very young I was eight years old they were killed in a car accident by a drunk driver. Thankfully my older brother took me in and race me and turn...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 18

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    For my birthday, I sneaked some alcohol out of the kitchen when my mom wasn't looking. I took four servings of wine and two servings of vodka and took it to my friend's house and...
    hiddenkitty hiddenkitty 18-21, F Aug 18