I hate drunk drivers. I especially hate drunk drivers who, after being arrested for drunk driving keep on drinking and driving. Early this morning Nick Adenhart, a 22 year old pitcher for the Anaheim Angels and two other people in the car in which he was in were killed when they were hit by a man who ran a red light. The man who red the red light was driving on a suspended license for a DUI conviction and was drunk when he hit the car carrying four people. He then fled the scene but was caught by the police shortly thereafter.
I don't think there is ever an excuse for drunk driving. I especially don't understand why after being convicted of drunk driving you continue to do it. Presumably if you are arrested for it you realize how lucky you were that nothing happened to anyone while you were driving and are enough of a human to never risk doing it again. Obviously this guy didn't learn that lesson and now three people are dead and one seriously injured is still in the hospital.
All the attention and focus so far has been on the Angels pitcher who had pitched last night and was making his fourth start in the major leagues. But don't forget the other two people who also had their lives tragically cut short. Just because they are not professional athletes doesn't mean they should not be remembered also.