A lot of times when I write up a DUI story we all have a laugh at the idiot who got behind the wheel drunk with their kids in the car but in those cases the child wasn’t hurt. In this story there will be no joking around.
In the middle of January 24-year-old Megan Douglas was driving along Highway 77 near Lyons, Nebraska when she crossed over the line and struck another car head on. Police say that she was driving in excess of 80 miles per hour when she struck the other car. Miraculously no one in the other vehicle was seriously hurt. Unfortunately Douglas’ 4-year-old son Zachery was ejected from the car and died on the scene.
Neither Douglas nor Zachary were wearing any kind of restraints. Police say that Douglas had a BAC of .216. While that doesn’t break the top 10 of our BAC Board a .216 is nothing to scoff it. That’s almost 3 times the legal limit which means she was pretty well shitfaced while driving with her son unrestrained in the car.
I hope those cans of Natty Ice or whatever it was you got hammered on were worth it since they cost you the life of your son.
She’s looking at 20 to life but what I think ‘they’ should do with her and all murderous drunk drivers is sell them to the car companies to be used as real crash test dummies. I’m sure they can get more realistic results that way.
Thanks to Erica for the tip.