“My Life Sentence”
My name is Vernon Hilyer aka: Brandon’s Dad. I share a true life story about my son’s fight with alcohol and the effects his choices had on everyone who knew and loved him. My son Brandon was an outstanding all-American kid that was full of life, but alcohol impaired his control and eventually robbed him of life. N
Presently 25,000 people are killed each year in alcohol related accidents.
One American life is lost every 30 minutes in alcohol related auto crashes.
It is estimated that one out of every two Americans will be involved in an alcohol related accident in his or her lifetime.
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• Alcohol is a factor in almost half of all traffic fatalities
• Every other minute a person is seriously injured in an alcohol related crash
• Teenage drivers are at a higher risk to be involved in a drinking and driving accident
• At the point when you have reached a six pack, your chances of being in a drunk driving accident are up to 44%.
My name is Vernon Hilyer aka: Brandon’s Dad. I share a true life story about my son’s fight with alcohol and the effects his choices had on everyone who knew and loved him. My son Brandon was an outstanding all-American kid that was full of life, but alcohol impaired his control and eventually robbed him of life. Now I serve a "Life Sentence" due to his drinking and driving. My Life Sentence is not one behind bars but a life full of sadness and emptiness. I share many things about his drinking world, both in high school and in college that most can relate to. My true-life story has had a life changing effect on many people. As you look through this site, think to yourself how this will impact your students. Working together we can save one more life.
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Some key quotes from my presentations:
And not only how it effects you, but how it effects everyone around you..Forever
If a Police officer pulls you over for suspicion of DUI, You need to
thank them for possibly saving your life.
It's a phase; Most kids grow out of it,
Brandon will never see 22.
Think of your Mom and Dad,
What will they do when the police knock on their door?
Once Alcohol becomes important to you, it becomes important to have
The bar tender said, "When he left the bar he was fine." She was
the last one to see him alive.
We headed home to make arraignments to bury my son, my Drunk Driver
It was 8:00 in the morning and our lives have changed forever.
Please don't Drink, and definitely don't Drink and Drive.
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3 days ago
Here is a story in the paper today from the results of a DUI crash a couple of years ago already.
What is important in this article is: The driver was at BAC .097 (just over the limit right?) He will now serve the next 5 - 10 years away from normal life. (you ready for that instant change?) The girl's friends said they didn't want her driving. She said she could drive anyway but didn't. (She didn't drive, she trusted her life to another Drunk Driver) It was raining and possibly slippery (making it even harder to control a car under the influence or not.) She was partially ejected thru the sunroof ( No seatbelt?)
The real kicker of this DUI death is going back to the original story; They met at the bar that night. She agreed to go home with him after drinking that night to the point her friends were concerned.
What bad choices would you make if you were drinking and didn't plan ahead? Maybe you need someone to watch your back and not let you make poor choices.
The biggest thing you can do is to promise everyone You Will Never Drink and Drive. ~ Brandons Dad~
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