Gloucester teen dies in crash; alcoho...

Gloucester teen dies in crash; alcohol was a factor

There are 16 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Oct 20, 2008, titled Gloucester teen dies in crash; alcohol was a factor. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

A teen died in a single-vehicle accident in Gloucester County on Sunday, and investigators have determined that alcohol was a factor in the crash.

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Wanda Pollard

United States

#1 Oct 21, 2008
I am so sorry that such a young life was taken. I pray for the family of this young man.
BlackWolf

Gloucester, VA

#2 Oct 22, 2008
I'm thankful they didn't take out some innocent and sober family on their way home.

Our roads serve to get motorists to where they are going and not a playground for these
sotted-up #8 Dale JR. wannabees. Yes it is horrible that a young life was wasted in such a manner, yet most of the safe and responsable drivers in this county can attest to witnessing such foolish and dangerous high-speed or foolish/reckless antics performed by both young and old motorists.

“Jacob's Sookie”

Since: Nov 07

Hamilton,Va SOBX

#3 Oct 22, 2008
I would love to know who supplies these underage children the booze or beer.

Booze and vehicles do NOT MIX. Anyone that is found supplying booze or otherwise should be held accountable and punished.
VW Driver

Norfolk, VA

#4 Oct 22, 2008
Did ya know you can buy a custom cooler for beer that fits the inside of the new VW bugs. Just open the hood and the party's on!
Compassionate Mom

Hayes, VA

#6 Nov 4, 2008
I am so sorry to hear about this tragic accident and such a young life lost. I pray for his/her family!
I am also sorry for the ignorance that people choose to post. We all feel the same about drinking and driving, but have a heart and respect the family. Who knows, GOD forbid...it could be your son or daughter that makes a poor decision one day and ends up on an internet post. Everyone makes mistakes, fortunately no one else was involved in this individual's mistake. Unfortunately, this individual will never have the opportuinity to learn from this mistake.
May GOD be with the family in their time of loss. And may GOD be with those who are so judgemental to those that they should be comforting in their time of need!

Since: Jan 09

Gloucester, Va

#7 Jan 27, 2009
Gaelic-Ioudaious wrote:
I would love to know who supplies these underage children the booze or beer.
Booze and vehicles do NOT MIX. Anyone that is found supplying booze or otherwise should be held accountable and punished.
I'll tell ya who supplies it, these damn gas stations around here like Zooms and RayJan on Pinetta Road. I know for a fact they are selling to underage kids and it needs to stop or more kids are going to end up dead.
Cym

Norfolk, VA

#8 Jan 27, 2009
Tabbyg wrote:
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I'll tell ya who supplies it, these damn gas stations around here like Zooms and RayJan on Pinetta Road. I know for a fact they are selling to underage kids and it needs to stop or more kids are going to end up dead.
The sheriff's office will welcome pictures of kids know to be underage at the counter with their purchase. Law enforcement can be 'helped' by private citizens.
JBL

United States

#9 Jan 27, 2009
Cym wrote:
<quoted text>The sheriff's office will welcome pictures of kids know to be underage at the counter with their purchase. Law enforcement can be 'helped' by private citizens.
You think Gentry is smart enough to do his job? He has not as yet so why think he will? The only hope would be the state police.
Just a Mom

Gloucester, VA

#10 Jan 28, 2009
If parents taught their children better maybe these things wouldn't happen as often. The biggest problem is everybody keeps teaching our children if your parents correct you or discipline you; it is abuse. We have nobody to blame but ourselves! Start standing up for yourself and your children by putting down strict rules and consequences! If you spare the rod spoil the child, this is what you can look for.Our children getting killed!
gaw

Portsmouth, VA

#11 Jan 28, 2009
Just a Mom wrote:
If parents taught their children better maybe these things wouldn't happen as often.... If you spare the rod spoil the child, this is what you can look for.Our children getting killed!
Easier said than done. I agree that we as parents need to teach our children but we have limits in just how far our influence goes.
Just a Mom

Gloucester, VA

#12 Jan 28, 2009
gaw wrote:
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Easier said than done. I agree that we as parents need to teach our children but we have limits in just how far our influence goes.
Actually no, Its not easier said then done, Just do it, then see the results, You must start early, you can't start when the children are half grown!! Let a 2yr old throw a temper tantrum and get away with it and guess what it just escalates from there. Who is in charge? YOu or the children?
Just a Mom

Gloucester, VA

#13 Jan 28, 2009
Then again, how many have tried to teach their children not to drink and drive, But have gone out with friends for drinks and drove home!Or gone out to dinner with your family, had a glass of wine with dinner, Hello not a good example! Most kids are monkey see monkey do!!!
gaw

Portsmouth, VA

#14 Jan 28, 2009
Just a Mom wrote:
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Actually no, Its not easier said then done, Just do it, then see the results, You must start early, you can't start when the children are half grown!! Let a 2yr old throw a temper tantrum and get away with it and guess what it just escalates from there. Who is in charge? YOu or the children?
Her mother actually. After more than a dozen times in court (starting at the age of just a few months) I still don't have the ability to effectively parent. So, you see, not all situations are the same as you say.
Just a mom

Gloucester, VA

#15 Jan 29, 2009
I feel for the family, it's tragic. I believe at times we could all be more effective. I also believe negative TV role models have a lot to do with how our children are as well. My condolences go to the family.
Joe Boo

Norfolk, VA

#16 Jan 29, 2009
Sure, blame tv... How about be a parent. Do your children own the house/tv or pay for cable. Change the channel and exercise something called personal responsibility. I'm sick of watered down entertainment because people are too lazy to monitor their snowflakes.
Not Me

Gloucester, VA

#17 Jan 29, 2009
JBL wrote:
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You think Gentry is smart enough to do his job? He has not as yet so why think he will? The only hope would be the state police.
We still have State Police? They have not been layed off yet?

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