Drinking and Driving

The Texas Department of Transportation uses the story and image of a woman named Jacqueline Saburido to convey the dangers of drinking and driving. In 1999, a drunk driver collided with the vehicle she was in. A fire broke out when Jacqueline was pinned in the front seat of the car. She was inflicted with burns on over 60% of her body. She lost her hair, ears, nose, left eyelid, much of her vision, and her fingers had to be amputated. Her story is a disturbing one, but it conveys an important lesson: some people’s “choices” have a devastating effect on other people’s lives.

“Jacqui’s Story,” available from texasdwi.org/jacqui.html, viewed online February 8, 2007.

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