It's true, I'm a Cards fan and I didn't recognize his name. He was a middle reliever, an unsung hero like an offensive lineman on a football team. By every account, he seems to have been a nice young man.
I really feel like I have to point out that he was a nice young man who sounds like he made a horrible error in getting drunk and then turning down a cab before he got in the accident that ended his life.Only two good things can come out of this. One has already happened, that no one else was killed in the accident. And two, hopefully the fans of his team (and everyone else, for that matter) will take a lesson that no one can handle a car while drunk.I realize that the toxicology hasn't come back yet, but if you were hearing the press here, there's not much chance that he was under the limit when he crashed his car.It was a terrible thing that didn't have to happen at all.
It will be interesting to see what Anheuser-Busch has to say about any possible involvement of alcohol in the accident. I did read the P-D reports and eyewitness accounts.
Oddly enough, about all the media here have stopped short of calling a DUI, perhaps for obvious reasons.The reports from the "couple who overheard him" at Shannon's is fine and all, but I'l wait for toxicology. I think in all likelihood he'll come back with some amount of alcohol that is over the legal limit but still not that much, and it'll ignite a furor over drunk driving that really shouldn't happen.
I'm confused. Why is it, exactly, that the furor over drinking and driving shouldn't happen? Where's the downside? If it keeps one person from doing it, why not let this ignite the debate?
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