This story scares me. I am a student at MTSU and I know many students who drink and drive all the time. It isn't even a question in their mind; they are going to drive home nine beers deep. I thought this type of careless decision was reserved for immature college students, but sadly this bad habit doesn't stop. I fear that many of my friends will be injured, injure others, or even die from these stupid decisions. You can't even make this stuff up. A man actually tried to read as he drove drunk? Is this what America has come to? I hope this man is very embarrassed and feels remorseful. If he is like all of the people I know who have driven drunk and got a DUI, he probably thought, "I have driven drunk so many times and now I am getting caught for it." This is where the problem lies. People do stupid things and nothing bad happens so they think they can do this things over and over with no consequences. Wrong. Just think of how badly this story could have been. I could have clicked on the headline that read, "Man driving drunk while reading paper kills car loaded with local pee-wee baseball league." I am thankful that the police in this town pulled over this lunatic before he did any further damage. Just a few thoughts from a concerned college student.
Brian Blackburn is very lucky that his reckless behavior did not injure any innocent bystanders. The situation could have turned out a lot worse than it was. Driving is a privilege that should be taken very seriously. Unfortunately, many drivers do abuse their privilege every day they’re behind the wheel. These people need to realize that one wrong move while driving a car could mean serious injury or death to the driver and/or others. It is frustrating to see people doing irresponsible things while driving such as texting, recklessly weaving through traffic, putting on makeup, etc. It’s dangerous and selfish. It is good that Brian was caught and put under arrest. This article should serve as an example to other people as to what can happen when you don’t take the privilege of driving seriously.