This is Leslie Harris, and most of us have done it – gotten behind the wheel when we felt a little tipsy. I’ve done it myself, but not for a very long time, and I won’t do it again. Unfortunately, people are still doing this, sometimes with disastrous consequences.

Back in December, my daughter’s best friend, a young woman who I loved as if she was my own daughter, was killed by a drunk driver. I just found out about the toxicology report. Legally drunk is .08, and this drunk driver’s blood alcohol level was only .1. Just a little bit tipsy, just a little bit buzzed, and yet she took the life of my 23 year old friend.

In this day in age of having a phone at your fingertips, please think about your actions and how they could affect others. Call a friend, call an Uber/Lyft, call a taxi – just don’t drive if you have even the slightest concern about your ability to react quickly.

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