The other day , Edmonton Oiler's goalie Khabibulin was found guilty of DUI. His sentence a mere 30 days in jail -- but like the many famous people before him, he's going to appeal and somehow get away with it. My question is Why? Why do we let the people that we "idolize" or are "great role-models" get away with crap like this. The guy was DRUNK and decided to get behind the wheel and drive. I say - Suck it up and suffer the consequences of your idiotic actions! It's not as if the guy didn't have enough money, or someone who wasn't wasted out of their mind to drive. Nope, he chose that path, let him accept the consequences along with it.
The thing is, I think that we are much too weak on drivers. Remember a while back when I'd posted about the young man that was killed behind my house in a horrific accident. I wasn't sure whether the driver had been texting when I first wrote that post, but it was later found not to be true according to her cell phone records. I wonder what it was that she was so distracted by though. There were NO brake marks. The truck, with a big arrow on top of it warning drivers to change lanes, surrounded by pylons that the poor kid was picking up -- and there was no evidence that the driver attempted to stop. How sad is that?
Wait, it gets worse -- she was sentenced a few months ago. Wanna know the horrible penalty that she received? A $2,000 fine and a 3 month driving suspension. She killed a person because she was too distracted and that's her penalty?
It just bothers me so much that things like this are seen as accidents. That's horrible. To me, and accident implies something that was destined...fate. This, in my opinion, is not that type of situation. Khabibulin, Paris Hilton, Mel Gibson, Lindsay Lohan -- these and many more famous people go around portraying this dangerous behaviour as something that's acceptable -- which it shouldn't be. They all made a choice -- as much as that woman who hit that poor kid -- they made a choice to get into their cars rather than call for a cab, or, in the case of the "distracted" driver, pay attention. You are driving a 3000 pound machine - YOU CAN KILL PEOPLE.
When will the rest of the world pay attention? I can't be the only one who sees this!
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