Bringing back PSAs, friends don’t let friends drive drunk

By Kendall Neil
September 11, 2003

Cecelia Francisco

What happened to the saying, “friends don’t let friends drive drunk?” Doesn’t anyone care about that kind of stuff anymore? I know that it’s something my friends and I take very seriously, maybe sometimes a little too seriously. However, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. It’s OK to have your fun, but not at the expense of other people.

As I’m sure many of you are aware, a student (who, rumor has it, does not attend Cabrini) took his car, slammed on the gas, aiming at students who happened to be standing on Residential Boulevard in between houses 6 and 7. I awoke to a phone call Saturday morning from a friend of mine to tell me he was hit by a car the night before. Not the kind of thing you expect to hear on a Saturday morning. Thankfully, he wasn’t hurt too badly, but I’m sorry; someone could have been killed. How ridiculous can one person be? Did this person expect to get a good laugh at the situation? We can all hope that this incident wasn’t with the intent to hurt anyone, but truth remains that people were hurt. I reside in house 7 and walked outside Saturday morning to find dirt and rocks in the road and skid marks in the street. Come on now people. Grow up. Aiming at people with your car is sick, joking or not.

Please keep in mind that this is all my own personal opinion and account of what I heard the incident entailed. My only point in writing this is just to ask the readers to use their heads when drinking alcohol. We are all in college and are all expected to act like adults. Sure, it’s fine to have fun every now and then. But let’s hope that there’s at least one person in a group who can stand up and take someone’s keys away from them before something even more serious that took place on our presumably safe campus happens again.

Posted to the web by Cecelia Francisco

Kendall Neil

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