DWI Crash Sparks Change, 20 Years Later

DWI Crash Sparks Change, 20 Years Later

There are 2 comments on the WGRZ Buffalo story from Jan 3, 2008, titled DWI Crash Sparks Change, 20 Years Later. In it, WGRZ Buffalo reports that:

It was a local tragedy that shocked the state, the deaths of three students and a teacher at the hands of a drunk-driver. 20 years later, Pembroke's advocacy has resulted in tougher laws on drunk-driving. With ...

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Tammy Goodell

United States

#1 Jan 28, 2008
I'm sorry but the wrong person was charged in this accident. My brother was in the passenger seat of the car that stuck the drivers ed car. A female was taking him home and she was driving. Obviously both were under the influence but after the accident she died and he went into a coma. On lookers said the driver had long blonde hair... both of them had blonde hair but since she was dead and he was in a coma he was charged... now 20 years later he lives out of shelters in downtown Buffalo because "justice" had to be served.

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Since: Feb 08

Batavia NY

#2 Feb 20, 2008
My ex-husband was a member of the Pembroke class of 87. It was just the first in a string of tragic accidents that hit the driving teens of the area over the next five years. It became an unspoken rule amongst the youth in the Pembroke/Oakfield/Alabama area -party all you want, even if you're not 21(as an adult and parent I now look differently upon that)BUT ALWAYS HAVE A DD(designated driver) Many schools in the area stopped offering driver's education because of the accident. Even after all these years, I still turn off the radio for a moment of silence when I drive by the site of the crash.

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