Man Charged with DUI in Deadly Accident - wtvr

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A Glen Allen man is facing a charge in a fatal accident. Police tell us 21 year old Nicholas Brooks has been charged with DUI in an accident that killed 19 year old Drew Johnson of Glen Allen.
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Ashleigh Anderson

Mechanicsville, VA

#1 Apr 7, 2010
I love you nick you will get through this. No =body is blaming you and drew would not want all this happening right now everyone LEAVE NICK ALONE
Sara

Richmond, VA

#2 Apr 7, 2010
If people weren't so stupid to drink and drive, innocent lives would not be taken. The drunk driver is never the one who gets taken from us, it's unfortunately always the innocent ones.
George

Palmyra, VA

#3 Apr 7, 2010
It's a unfortunate accident and my heart and thoughts go out to both familys. I can't imagine how Nick feels loosing a best friend by a mistake made on his behalf. Don't be so hasty to judge this kid. He's dealing with a lot and overall a good person. I'm hoping he as well as others will learn and understand how a altered quick decision can be devistating for all.
BEB

Richmond, VA

#4 Apr 7, 2010
My daughter is a close friend of both of these boys and she and all of her friends are devastated by the loss but they harbor no ill will towards Nick. They hurt for him just as bad as they do over the loss of Drew. Unfortunately this is an eye opening lesson for all of them regarding the use of alcohol. We can only hope and pray this does not happen again. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of both of these boys.
callie

Glen Allen, VA

#5 Apr 7, 2010
yall are both some of my best friends and i feel like i lost ya both. this sucks and its not fair and yall were both bein dumb but no one blames ya. and people need to mind their own business you dont know how amazing both those guys are. and this article shouldnt even be on here. hate hate hate.
summer

Pulaski, VA

#6 Apr 7, 2010
awful. god be with the families. i love nick and drew very deeply. stay strong nick, and drew we love you man, wherever you are its in a good place
TAKE THIS ARTICLE OFF

Richmond, VA

#7 Apr 7, 2010
TAKE THIS ARTICLE OFF. it is so disrespectful and it makes it seem like these two guys are nothing but they are the best two fine men you will ever meet.
Life Term

Richmond, VA

#8 Apr 7, 2010
TAKE THIS ARTICLE OFF wrote:
TAKE THIS ARTICLE OFF. it is so disrespectful and it makes it seem like these two guys are nothing but they are the best two fine men you will ever meet.
What? He is charged by law. Keep you personal feeling out of the right of a free press. Hey, guess what...if the idiot would not have broken the law, you would not have a tragic news story to report on. The fact is, you answer to your actions. Big wake up call for you liberals and children. Oh wait, not much of a difference between the two. Come on folks, what you do has a lasting effect not just on yourself, but for your family and the generations of the past. Think on that for a moment children. Now, don't make the same mistake.
Jacq

Glen Allen, VA

#9 Apr 7, 2010
These two guys were best friends, this is a very tragic accident. My thoughts and prayers are with both families. Nick, hang in there...my heart breaks for you -please know that you have so many people here for you and I know you can get through this, we love you. Drew -you will be deeply missed.
amazed

Richmond, VA

#10 Apr 7, 2010
I don't know either of the young men, or the young lady that passed for that matter. But I have one simple question. Why were these, as the article put it, "TEENS and young adults" using alcohol at all? Could you not remember and celebrate the life of the young lady without booze? Sounds more like just another vail reason for kids who should not be drinking to have a kegger. There are so many other ways to celebrate the life of a loved one than downing some beers. I don't blame either young man for this truly tragic event, I blame the so called "responsible adults", the ones who knew these "TEENS and young adults" were drinking. If there were adults there they should be held liable for any underage person being allowed to drink. You would think with all the things that have happened over the last several years involving underage drinking in this area "responsible adults" would think twice about letting young people to comsume alcohol.
not a teahead

Richmond, VA

#11 Apr 7, 2010
TAKE THIS ARTICLE OFF wrote:
TAKE THIS ARTICLE OFF. it is so disrespectful and it makes it seem like these two guys are nothing but they are the best two fine men you will ever meet.
You were not so kind to others who got caught, now the shoes have come to your neighborhood. Hypocrite.
not a teahead

Richmond, VA

#12 Apr 7, 2010
Life Term wrote:
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What? He is charged by law. Keep you personal feeling out of the right of a free press. Hey, guess what...if the idiot would not have broken the law, you would not have a tragic news story to report on. The fact is, you answer to your actions. Big wake up call for you liberals and children. Oh wait, not much of a difference between the two. Come on folks, what you do has a lasting effect not just on yourself, but for your family and the generations of the past. Think on that for a moment children. Now, don't make the same mistake.
Where in this article does it say they were liberals?
Street Homie

Fairfax, VA

#13 Apr 7, 2010
I <3 you drew, keep a look out and ill see ya later homie
Friend

Richmond, VA

#14 Apr 7, 2010
RIP Drew. You will truly be missed by all who knew you. You were such a kind person a full of life. Nick, none of us blame you. It was an unfortunate accident. All of the people judging the situation should think before they speak and know that they are doing just that, judging.
Friend

Richmond, VA

#15 Apr 7, 2010
Sara wrote:
If people weren't so stupid to drink and drive, innocent lives would not be taken. The drunk driver is never the one who gets taken from us, it's unfortunately always the innocent ones.
I think you should mind your business. Nick is a good person who made a mistake.
Friend

Richmond, VA

#16 Apr 7, 2010
Life Term wrote:
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What? He is charged by law. Keep you personal feeling out of the right of a free press. Hey, guess what...if the idiot would not have broken the law, you would not have a tragic news story to report on. The fact is, you answer to your actions. Big wake up call for you liberals and children. Oh wait, not much of a difference between the two. Come on folks, what you do has a lasting effect not just on yourself, but for your family and the generations of the past. Think on that for a moment children. Now, don't make the same mistake.
I think you should mind your business. Nick is a good person who made a mistake, not an idiot. Maybe you should keep YOUR personal feelings out of free press. This has nothing to do with "liberals and children".
concerned

Henry, VA

#17 Apr 8, 2010
amazed wrote:
I don't know either of the young men, or the young lady that passed for that matter. But I have one simple question. Why were these, as the article put it, "TEENS and young adults" using alcohol at all? Could you not remember and celebrate the life of the young lady without booze? Sounds more like just another vail reason for kids who should not be drinking to have a kegger. There are so many other ways to celebrate the life of a loved one than downing some beers. I don't blame either young man for this truly tragic event, I blame the so called "responsible adults", the ones who knew these "TEENS and young adults" were drinking. If there were adults there they should be held liable for any underage person being allowed to drink. You would think with all the things that have happened over the last several years involving underage drinking in this area "responsible adults" would think twice about letting young people to comsume alcohol.
It is a tragedy. But there were no "responsible adults" around. The house was rented to a group of "college students" That house has a long history of trouble...Shame it this had to happen.
Hanover Mom

Mechanicsville, VA

#18 Apr 8, 2010
Yes this is tragic, but WHY drink to grieve a death? I heard MOST of the people there that night were DRUNK or HIGH! Most of the teens/adults that were friends with both have now posted on their facebook pages, "Drinking in your honor man!"-"Having a blunt for you dude!" What the heck? You would think this WOULD be a wake up call for many of the HANOVER COUNTY kids, but it's NOT!
Tyler

Midlothian, VA

#19 Apr 8, 2010
Hanover Mom wrote:
Yes this is tragic, but WHY drink to grieve a death? I heard MOST of the people there that night were DRUNK or HIGH! Most of the teens/adults that were friends with both have now posted on their facebook pages, "Drinking in your honor man!"-"Having a blunt for you dude!" What the heck? You would think this WOULD be a wake up call for many of the HANOVER COUNTY kids, but it's NOT!
so what if we drink and smoke blunts in their honor? they would've had it no other way. all of you people are hypocrites because when you were our age there is no doubt you were drinking and smoking pot too. these things happen to everyone regardless of age. this could've happened to a middle aged group of people. age doesn't matter. it's sad and unfortunate because so mannyyy people are hurting right now. Drew, Julie, you guys went way to young and I knowww yall are up there drinking and passing blunts back and forth with Biggie.
eww

Powhatan, VA

#20 Apr 8, 2010
Life Term wrote:
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What? He is charged by law. Keep you personal feeling out of the right of a free press. Hey, guess what...if the idiot would not have broken the law, you would not have a tragic news story to report on. The fact is, you answer to your actions. Big wake up call for you liberals and children. Oh wait, not much of a difference between the two. Come on folks, what you do has a lasting effect not just on yourself, but for your family and the generations of the past. Think on that for a moment children. Now, don't make the same mistake.
-Before you place your nasty, uptight, snobby, UNEEDED comments you should think about what you say. You have no idea how anyone who was close to either of these young men feel, so why dont you have just alittle bit of compassion and shut your mouth? Why dont you put youself in somoene elses shoes for once, Why dont you think about how the familes are these two guys are feeling right now. This is such a tragic even that happened and posting comments like this just reminds me person of how uncaring, unsympathetic, and MESSED UP the soicety of today is...

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