Drinking and driving. It's been a heated topic almost since the invention of the automobile. Drinking and driving is not only illegal but it can lead to injury or worse. The strange part is, people still do it every single day and don't think they will be the one who pay the consequences. Some are right but sometimes you have to pay the piper.
Carla Atallah is learning that lesson right now as she gets ready to start a 5 YEAR prison term after driving drunk back in 2009 and flipping her SUV. That accident killed Ryan Worthington who was a passenger in the SUV and Carla has been charged with felony death by vehicle and driving while impaired.
Some may say she deserves more than 5 years for causing the death of another. Others may say she has suffered enough knowing she took a life. Personally, I think she deserves whatever she gets.
There is no excuse for driving drunk, especially in a place like Greenville where cabs are waiting outside of every bar and club or at worst are a phone call away. I've done a lot of stupid things in my life but driving drunk is not one of them. It's just a risk I'm not willing to take and this story is just one of the million examples of how big of a risk it can be.