Early Thursday, a drunk 16 year-old Dallas teen collided with a vehicle and then fled on foot before being taken into custody by Irving police. Officers responded to the accident around 2:30 a.m. in the 2200 block of Texas 183. Witnesses informed police that the teen’s Land Rover was heading east in westbound lanes when the collision happened.
It’s disturbing to hear about a 16 year-old kid drinking and driving. Not only did he just get his drivers license, he isn’t supposed to be drinking for another five years. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured in this accident. Drinking and driving is a huge problem inTexas, especially for teenage drivers.
I believe DWI accidents can be reduced if we can convince young people drinking and driving isn’t worth it. For this reason, I’ve started a scholarship fund designed on getting teenagers actively involved in decreasing the amount of drunk driving accidents. Applicants are required to write an essay describing the ways in which we as a community can get the message across that drinking and driving is a serious issue with deadly consequences. I am offering a grand prize $3,000.00 scholarship to a current or incoming college student or graduating high school senior who will be attending college. Four additional applicants will each receive a $500.00 scholarship.
If you are interested in applying for the scholarship, visit my website for an entry form.
Drinking and driving can ruin your life, why risk it?