West Islip teenager tells her DWI story

West Islip teenager tells her DWI story

There are 288 comments on the Newsday story from Jul 24, 2007, titled West Islip teenager tells her DWI story. In it, Newsday reports that:

I, Jillian Lazinsky, am 17 years old ... Jillian, like a legion of other teenagers, was supposed to take her driver's road test yesterday.

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GoMetz

East Brunswick, NJ

#1 Jul 24, 2007
Seventeen? How about Zero? As in Zero sympathy.
bill dikant

Queensbury, NY

#2 Jul 24, 2007
Public Transportation, for EVER!.
unbelievable

United States

#3 Jul 24, 2007
Why is it everyone is so sorry after the fact. I hope they wont let her get off because she is a "kid" and doesn't know any better. She knows she doesn't have a license and shouldn't be driving!! She should never drive again!!
Dymek

West Hempstead, NY

#4 Jul 24, 2007
i was seventeen 3 years i think we all no the real story. she went home at 11 45 not for chips and dip, but because she was 17 and that was her curfew. she probably waited until the parents were asleep to take out the car. and im sure she really stayed at the party for only a little bit right.
VFD

West Babylon, NY

#5 Jul 24, 2007
This girl should never make it to her senior year at West Islip High School. Send a message and put her away for a long time. She has damaged 2 young lives of people who serve their communities and yet she still seems not to be sorry for that. She is sorry just because she doesn't want to get in trouble.
VFD

West Babylon, NY

#6 Jul 24, 2007
Let's hope Suffolk County does the right thing.
lee

Auburn, AL

#7 Jul 24, 2007

Sounds like another poor white trash excuse. At seveteen why were you even drinking. A week away from taking the road test, you should know the legal drinking age. NO EXCUSE, NO SYMPATHY.
mom-of-teens

Bronx, NY

#8 Jul 24, 2007
Three lives changed forever. Three victims, and in a moment of time.
Life is about choices..clearly, this child made a very bad choice. One in which she will have to pay for and live with..and hopefully grow from.
Prayers for full recovery for the boys.
My heart goes out to all the families and the victims here.
suzy

Brooklyn, NY

#9 Jul 24, 2007
T.J. so happy to hear you are getting better everyday. My daughter Christina has been with you 24-7 since the accident. She loves you soooooo much We love you TJ.Suzy Sal Valerie xoxoxox
suzy

Brooklyn, NY

#11 Jul 24, 2007
As for you Jillian I hope you never drive as long as you live. Shame on your parents. At least I know where my 3 teenage children are, certainly not drinking and driving. My daughter is TJs girlfriend and she has been a total wreck because of you. As for your mom and dad they should wake up and smell the coffee because this is not the first time you did this. Its the first time you got caught. Thank your lucky stars the boys are getting better. They still have a long road ahead of them. At least you can get up and walk around unlike Joe and TJ.
tex

Killeen, TX

#12 Jul 24, 2007
Seventeen...hot rod queen...only in those days the guys drove ...not the queens!
A friend

AOL

#14 Jul 24, 2007
suzy wrote:
As for you Jillian I hope you never drive as long as you live. Shame on your parents. At least I know where my 3 teenage children are, certainly not drinking and driving. My daughter is TJs girlfriend and she has been a total wreck because of you. As for your mom and dad they should wake up and smell the coffee because this is not the first time you did this. Its the first time you got caught. Thank your lucky stars the boys are getting better. They still have a long road ahead of them. At least you can get up and walk around unlike Joe and TJ.
Whether you want to believe it or not, Jillian has been extremely remorseful about what she has done. People on this board don't even know what has happened to her, and you're thinking she's a cold hearted girl. She made a mistake, a huge and idiotic one at that, but this girl is human. Adults make the same mistake everyday, politians, movie stars, doctors, firemen(who have the highest rate of anyone).. Thank God these two boys didn't die, their lives will never be the same but neither will hers. Suzy I'm glad your patting yourself on the back as knowing everything your kids do, but in reality you probably only know about 30% of what your kids do. I work with teenage kids everyday, even the best kids have secrets. Jillian came home at 11 which was her curfew, she walked home initially. You can't fault the parents if the kid sneaks out of the house. People on this board are acting like they're perfect and their kids are perfect. We all make mistakes, some bigger than others.
Sean

United States

#15 Jul 24, 2007
I've heard that this girl is going to plead diminished capacity and never have to serve any jail time. Apparently, her father is politicaly connected and has aranged for preferential treatment for his daughter. So 2 firefighters have had their lives shatered, and this girl gets rehab instead of a needle in her arm.
jenn

Stony Brook, NY

#16 Jul 24, 2007
A friend wrote:
<quoted text>
Whether you want to believe it or not, Jillian has been extremely remorseful about what she has done. People on this board don't even know what has happened to her, and you're thinking she's a cold hearted girl. She made a mistake, a huge and idiotic one at that, but this girl is human. Adults make the same mistake everyday, politians, movie stars, doctors, firemen(who have the highest rate of anyone).. Thank God these two boys didn't die, their lives will never be the same but neither will hers. Suzy I'm glad your patting yourself on the back as knowing everything your kids do, but in reality you probably only know about 30% of what your kids do. I work with teenage kids everyday, even the best kids have secrets. Jillian came home at 11 which was her curfew, she walked home initially. You can't fault the parents if the kid sneaks out of the house. People on this board are acting like they're perfect and their kids are perfect. We all make mistakes, some bigger than others.
you know, i really have zero sympathy for your friend. a mistake is one thing, but this is a whole different thing. she KNEW that she wasn't 21 and allowed to drink, she KNEW that she didn't have a license to drive (and even if she did, at 17, you cannot drive without an adult in the car, right?). but she took her dad's keys anyway and took off in his car. she didn't make a mistake. she broke the law a few times that night. it's not her parents fault or "mistake" that she hit two people. it's HERS. i don't care of she is sorry. with all of the education these kids get about drinking and driving these days, there is NO WAY ANYONE can claim ignorance. you know what can happen when you drink and drive. and she just found out. hope she never gets a license....look at what she can do without it!
suzy

Brooklyn, NY

#18 Jul 24, 2007
SORRY SWEETIE I DO KNOW WHERE MY KIDS ARE AND THEY DO TELL ME EVERYTHING. THEY HAVE NO REASON TO TELL ME LIES AND KEEP SECRETS. PLENTY OF TIMES THEY WERE IN SITUATIONS WHERE DRINKING AND DRIVING OCCURED AND GUESS WHO PICKED THEM UP ME!!!!!!!!!! BECAUSE THEY KNOW THE RULES AND I KNOW MY KIDS TRUST IS THE KEY AND A GREAT RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR CHILDREN.
A friend

AOL

#19 Jul 24, 2007
Her father is not politically connected in any way. People are saying he's a lawyer and such, he is not a lawyer.
suzy

Brooklyn, NY

#21 Jul 24, 2007
A friend wrote:
<quoted text>
Whether you want to believe it or not, Jillian has been extremely remorseful about what she has done. People on this board don't even know what has happened to her, and you're thinking she's a cold hearted girl. She made a mistake, a huge and idiotic one at that, but this girl is human. Adults make the same mistake everyday, politians, movie stars, doctors, firemen(who have the highest rate of anyone).. Thank God these two boys didn't die, their lives will never be the same but neither will hers. Suzy I'm glad your patting yourself on the back as knowing everything your kids do, but in reality you probably only know about 30% of what your kids do. I work with teenage kids everyday, even the best kids have secrets. Jillian came home at 11 which was her curfew, she walked home initially. You can't fault the parents if the kid sneaks out of the house. People on this board are acting like they're perfect and their kids are perfect. We all make mistakes, some bigger than others.
AAAWWWWHHHH POOR LIL JILLIAN SHE CAME HOME AT 11 DRUNK!!!!!!!!!! THEN SNUCK HER DADS KEYS OOOHHHH BUT WAIT SHE HAD CHIPS AND DIPS WITH HER SISTER AND THEN WENT TO ANOTHER PARTY WHILE HER PARENTS WERE ASLEEP GIVE ME A BREAK SORRY POOR EXCUSE WAS HER SISTER DRUNK AS WELL TO LET HER LEAVE THE HOUSE NO EXCUSES.
suzy

Brooklyn, NY

#22 Jul 24, 2007
Dice wrote:
You tell her. Let me help
Suzy, you're a hoe did anyone ever tell you that? You smelly sleezy slimy mom. You know what your teenagers are doing? No you don't. Ask around, they're not where you think they are. Ohh!
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HEY IDIOT IM NOT A LONG ISLANDER IM FROM THE CITY SO DONT TELL ME ABOUT STREET KIDS IDIOT
jennifer

Carteret, NJ

#23 Jul 24, 2007
Dice that is not very nice. This is about a 17 year old girl who drove drunk and almost killed 2 people. You do not need to stoop so low that you have to start going off on others leaving comments. I commend her for knowing her children and her children knowing the right thing to do when they get themselves into a problem. There is just no need to start going off on other people.
suzy

Brooklyn, NY

#24 Jul 24, 2007
jennifer wrote:
Dice that is not very nice. This is about a 17 year old girl who drove drunk and almost killed 2 people. You do not need to stoop so low that you have to start going off on others leaving comments. I commend her for knowing her children and her children knowing the right thing to do when they get themselves into a problem. There is just no need to start going off on other people.
THANKS JENN I AM A VERY GOOD MOTHER BEEN THERE DONE THAT NO TEENAGER IS BY FAR INNOCENT BY THEY ARE JUDGED BY THEIR PARENTS.

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