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A Better East Texas: Auto deaths

There has been a string of fatal traffic accidents recently in Tyler and Longview that involved drivers that may have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In the most recent cases innocent people were killed and if, indeed, the drivers in the cases were drunk or under the influence of drugs, there are others to blame for these innocent lives lost. In just about every case like these where drugs are found in the alleged driver's system, another person had to know about it. Someone served that person their last drink before they hit the road, someone knew that another person had taken drugs before getting behind the wheel and it is inexcusable that they did not stop them. The holidays will be here soon and between now and then there will be others killed in traffic accidents and no doubt some will be caused by inhibited drivers. If someone you know is impaired and about to drive, you have to step in. It may save an untold number of lives, including the lives of innocent east Texans and that will make for a Better East Texas.

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