An average male will reach the legal limit by consuming 4 drinks (one drink consists of a shot of liquor, a glass of wine or a beer bottle).
An average woman will reach the limit by consuming 2 drinks.
If You are OVER the legal BAC limit you will get penalized for Driving under the influence/ Driving While Intoxicated DUI/DWI The main issue is that an individual can get up to four offenses (DUI/DWI) before his license is permanently revoked while many of the victims don’t even get a second chance.
Not everyone that is involved in an alcohol related crash dies….
Meet Jacqueline Saburido:
1999 Jacqueline Saburido left Venezuela to come to Austin, Texas to learn English .
It was Sunday morning and Jacqui had been at a birthday party with some friends. Neither the driver or her had been drinking that night…
… Suddenly an SUV crossed paths with the car Jacqui was riding… Two of her friends died instantly while she was trapped in the car in flames while her whole body was burning hopelessly. Reggie, who was driving the SUV only had minor bruises!
Jacqui was barely alive and 60% of her body had third degree burns. She had no ears or nose, her eyes were shut and she was completely blind. All her fingers on both arms were amputated!
But Jacqui… she will never be out of her body. She already had approximately 50 surgeries and there’s still more to be done. She is also in constant treatment. She is a strong and true survivor! Her courage and kindness motivates people In the meantime Reggie is serving time in prison with two charges for manslaughter. He will be out by the time he reaches 28.
Plans of Action
Create a facebook group in which information is being posted and updated.
Talk to people so an UMADD/ SADD chapter can be open on Campus
Write statistics of alcohol-related crashes outside Cooper Hall and Burger King.
Volunteer as Designated Driver when partying with friends
Don’t let friends drink and drive
promise I’m not drinking and driving
Don’t Risk Your Life and the Lives of Others…. Make the Right Decision: Don’t Drink and Drive