Friday, March 23, 2012

The faces of DWI victims

Both mother and daughter were killed by a drunk driver.

Someone who had two prior DWI convictions by the time he was 25 years old.

Was that enough to stop him form drinking and driving again?

Apparently not.  How many times had he done this before?  How many other times had he driven while drunk before he killed Jessica and her daughter Kaylee? 

May they Rest in Peace.

There is no story of redemption here.  Put him away.  Put him away for as long as possible.

Put him away to protect us all.

Mom's death stuns family
By Eva Ruth Moravec and Michelle Casady - Express-News

After more than a year spent grieving the loss of her father, things were finally turning around for young mother Jessica Rodriguez, her friends said.

Rodriguez and her 10-year-old daughter were killed early Thursday after the car they were in was struck by a drunken-driving suspect who had twice been convicted of driving while intoxicated.

Friends said Rodriguez had just finished working when her fiancĂ© picked her up on Losoya Street to go home.