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I Lost My Friend to a Drunk Driver

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Courtney

    Courtney died the summer after 4th grade. She was in the car with her step father going through an intersection when a drunk driver ran a red light and hit the passenger side of the car. She was sitting in the passenger seat and died instantly. Her step father bled to death in...
    arrow91 arrow91 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 6, 2011

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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
    Naty14 Naty14 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 14

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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

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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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    I'm so sad, I have lost alot of friends... It's not only I have lost them but I have lost respecting them, it sadden me, that when you think that they won't hurt you I mean we all...
    catxfreak catxfreak 18-21, F Jul 12

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    I guess we all did huh... Well, uh, my experience.... She just found another friend she said she was "more comfortable with". And then. Well. They had a STUPid fight because one of...
    iamnoor iamnoor 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    I understand it hurts. But there's no point going after them when they have chosen to leave. So please don't waste time going after the ones who left u.. The world has a lot of...
    stuckinlife247 stuckinlife247 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    can't really say hate...that is such a strong word...but I do disapprove of drinking and driving...I can say that because I used to all the time
    mrmarine mrmarine 46-50, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I meet a girl named Nicole in fifth grade, we had the same classes . I got to know her and I found out that she was a foster child along with her siblings. She was always dreaming...
    mckenziegibson mckenziegibson 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    My husband, my soul mate, my best friend was almost killed after being struck by a drunk driver.
    mrskeys78 mrskeys78 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    It was the month of October 2006 I was in year 10 on work placement in a local high school within the physical education department. This is where she and I first met; I remember...
    Osah Osah 22-25, M Jun 22

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    I was high on weed during school. A friend gave me a waterbottle full of vodka. I chugged some of it and I got drunk for the first time. It feels so much different than being high...
    vegasboi vegasboi 16-17, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    who didn't drink alcohol? i did, we did it all. I was drunk many times, but I can't tell you what happened ;)
    jellykiss jellykiss 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I lost my closest and best friend. He was the best thing in my life. He had come out to his father( a homophobic *****) who had chucked him out of home. He then went to live in...
    Anniebee13 Anniebee13 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    On December 22, 2013 San Bernardino CA Ridge Line Drive a 2003 Nissan Altima was traveling north on Ridge Line Drive when the driver missed a slight turn on a downhill stretch of...
    unbornangel unbornangel 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    He left for uni. The last time I see him its maybe one or two weeks ago, on a Friday. The last time I ever see him face to face. I tried to stay in contact with him. But he seems...
    yomy1603 yomy1603 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    It was quite a shocker. The audacity that my so-called ex had. I remember it vaguely, but he convinced me to get drunk (via text) a few days prior to when it happened. My...
    xpetiteetoilex xpetiteetoilex 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 24

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    There's days that I feel lost. No where to go or turn to. Not knowing what's the out come sometimes I feel alone in my life having hundreds of relatives that love and adore me. Yet...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 3

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    I've never fit in. And I'm okay with that. I remember my best friend telling me that when she turns 18, she is going to get extremely drunk on her birthday. I begged her not to but...
    WintersSoldier WintersSoldier 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    This was in grade 8. I came back to school after a dentist appointment. It's funny how I can remember it very clearly in my head. There were these stairs that you went down to go...
    maigreamour maigreamour 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    I lost my dad very recently to a car accident. The car was a Chevy Cruise, and it was a very fast car. They said that my dad wasn't wearing his seat belt, he was speeding and...
    T1997 T1997 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    So, since we first got together, he's been having angry fits when he's drunk. Usually, I have been able to understand them and was able to calm him down about the situation. But...
    Organicmachine Organicmachine 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    Well i guess it was chatting to my old mate last night whilst his little daughter wandered around giggling at our feet that we started chatting abouthe old crowd and the booze...
    LifeofaGoon LifeofaGoon 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 23

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    . I like to make up songs while I'm brushing my teeth! And it makes me laugh when I hear myself ! 2. I'm hopelessly addicted to using exclamations points excessively!!!! 3. I have...
    Alicexnum2 Alicexnum2 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    I was chilling at my friend's condo unit, together with my friends when we decided to drink. I did not know that I drank too much so I became tipsy, then when I tried to sleep...
    misselley misselley 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I've known my ex for 15 years, her older brother for just as long. He was my best friend, we grew up together, and we were brothers. 8 Years ago, he was killed in Iraq, and over...
    bigbluecolonel bigbluecolonel 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    From an early age I can always remember my mum drinking, I remember that horrible smell of stale alcohol and cigarettes on her. As I got older it got harder for me because I felt I...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F Jul 1

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    Every day I have to travel in a road to get to work from the town that I live in. It becomes a challenge when you a woman driver and a good one.that is because everyone wants to...
    Soossie Soossie 51-55, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    My friend has stopped talking to me!!? it was my birthday on the 16th July and I planned to stay at home but she invited me over to her house... she said why stay at home? Come...
    DepressedGirl22 DepressedGirl22 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    So I have this guy friend I have been friends with for 4 years, I mean I always thought he was cute and stuff and he thought the same of me but I just never wanted to go further...
    Jic195 Jic195 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My Mom's Death I remember it clearly as though it happened yesterday. She was an amazing woman. Very independent yet not. My dad really held her together. I remember the...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    So my best friend, her brother, another guy friend and I went on a long holiday weekend getaway. We all slept in the same room and the first night there we all drank. Her brother...
    alya07 alya07 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    Yes, you read that correctly. I went out with my bf and a couple of our friends to the bar the other night and I rarely drink, if ever... so i had about a drink throughout the...
    HiddenAnger HiddenAnger 26-30, F 6 Responses Jun 28

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    Ok so this happened in January last year my friend had just turned 16 so me him and our friends decided to have a few drinks, I was not wanting to as I had never tried Alcohol...
    michaelsshawn121 michaelsshawn121 18-21, M Jul 5

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    I'm drunk. I just had a conversation with two friends that made me feel better but also made me feel really sad. I'm sitting here burning my fingers in hot wax and I am about to go...
    ofnoimportance ofnoimportance 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    I have never been drunk and kind of want to. I have drank alcohol, but never enough to get drunk. I think I almost got tipsy once! But that's it. My boyfriend wants me to get drunk...
    sweetsydchris sweetsydchris 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    Well, it was not last nyt (lol nyt in place of night lmao) It was kinda like..10 years ago, first time away from my house only with friends, tons of alcohol and myself thinking "I...
    CrazyLJoker CrazyLJoker 22-25, M Jul 13

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    I met you at a bar in my hometown only six years ago. We barely knew each other but we got along like we'd known each other forever. You chased me around the bar with a pool cue...
    justderek justderek 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    I love drinking and eventually getting drunk. Especially if it's with a couple of friends. I love Mangoritas, Strawberitas, and Rasberitas 🍻
    dangerousdahlia dangerousdahlia 16-17, F Jun 30

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