A Letter to the DUI Driver Who Injured Us

Note: Sorry my blog has been overly consumed with the low life who decided to get behind the wheel while under the influence. I think this will be the last post (at least this week). I just need to say something to the punk who did this to us.

15000216_10153866602657653_3337676468621461077_oDear Michael,

That’s right, I’m using your name. It’s public record anyways what you did to us. And quite frankly you deserve to be called out for your actions.

You seem to have a long history of drinking and drugging. Maybe no one cared enough to tell you this needs to stop. Maybe they didn’t know what to do. But you’re 21 years old, plenty old enough to know better than to get in a car in all honesty. I imagine your parents have coddled you all your life and let you do what you want which is probably why you have zero regard for other people’s property. Here’s a little in your face truth about what you have done to us.

On November 12, 2016 when you and your buddy got in your car and barreled down our street exceeding the speed limit for sure and smashed into our legally parked car pushing it up on the curb and then proceeded to flee the scene you left us with over $7000 in damages. That doesn’t even include the untold amount of lost wages we have now lost.

My husband and I haven’t slept since this happened, or at least not slept well. Waking up in the middle of the night wondering how we’re going to afford this massive loss and be able to provide our children with a nice Christmas. Or imagining what would have happened if it was a few hours earlier when our kids and the neighbor kids were outside playing and you had hit them instead.

Our 17 year old daughter, who I can assure you does not have a history of drinking and drugging like you do and who will be going off to college next year, was supposed to get the car that you have now totaled once she saved up enough money to pay off half of that loan. Yes, we make our children work for things so they value their possessions and those of others. Clearly something you never learned.

Because my husband drives for Uber he can no longer do that because you have taken his car out because of your own disregard for the safety of yourself or others. I know you learned about drunk driving when you took driver’s education and I know this isn’t your first run in with the law on this. And this is exactly why you should have known better.

In dealing with insurance and figuring out what our rights are I have logged a good 32 hours in the four days since you came crashing quite literally into our lives. Time I could have spent working of course, but also reading to my children, playing with them, and tickling them. You have taken that time away from me because of your irresponsible selfishness. I can never get that time back and it’s absolutely priceless time you, Michael, have taken from me.

In the over 18 years my husband and I have been together, the fact that we were able to purchase this vehicle for him that my husband truly loved made me so proud. You see Michael, we are far from rich. Up until recently my husband was the sole bread winner of our family and we both have often had to go without so we could give to our children, because that’s what responsible adults do. Well, we were finally in a better financial position because I got some work from home work. It was nice to see my husband proud to drive around in a vehicle. After all these years he finally had something that was his. And now, because of your actions, you have completely destroyed that and it breaks my heart that I cannot fix this for my husband. And all for what? So you could get high, you Michael, are selfish and I absolutely hate what you have done to my husband. I HATE you, Michael! I’m sure that means nothing to you, but this is probably the thing that angers me the most, you took something good and something that was done out of love and appreciation for years of sacrifices and you destroyed it. I HATE you for that, Michael, absolutely HATE YOU! 

And you walk free, for now. But you hear this young man, we will be at every one of your court hearings. We will make sure that everyone is aware of exactly what you are. You are nothing but a low life selfish punk who values getting high and drunk over anything else, who doesn’t deserve to have a license. You are damn lucky that you did not hit those two good Samaritans who were on the street that night trying to help an injured animal. You are lucky that it wasn’t a few hours earlier and it was one of my kids who was outside playing that you mowed over because I assure you if that had happened you would have ended up with a lot more than a scratch on your cheek from the police bringing you to the ground when you tried to shirk responsibility yet again and resist arrest. This is how I know that I’ve got you pretty well pegged. Even in your inebriated state you were aware enough to realize you had done something wrong and to try to flee and to resist arrest. Because you’re selfish and only think about yourself.

I will do everything in my power to make sure you don’t do this, or worse to anyone again. You are a piece of trash and as far as I’m concerned you deserve to rot in hell!

Sincerely,

Monica

(victim of a DUI driver)

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