Post # 1
I am so very angry at my mom right now. She’s had so many accidents throughout her life, some very serious ones as well. And now, she just got into another one. At first she said she “fell asleep” but turns out she was drunk!!
The car is messed up, but she’s fine.
I HATE being my mom’s mom. She is so immature and it makes me so angry.
Phew. Sorry about that!
Post # 3
Wow, I’m so sorry you’re going through this. Honestly, she needs some tough love. Drunk driving is not okay under any circumstances. She’s really lucky nothing worse happened than the car being messed up. I hope she gets the help she needs, and fast.
Driving is a privilege, not a right, and I hope her privilege is suspended to make the roads a bit safer for the rest of us until she learns not to drive drunk.
(Sorry if this is harsh – it’s a very touchy subject for me)
Post # 4
I think this is a hard topic with anyone. Just about everyone knows someone who has been hurt/killed by or as a drunk driver.
Unfortunately, there is not much you can do besides be firm with her and your immense dislike of what she is doing. If she chooses to drive drunk and you know, call the police. If she is taken to jail with a DIY overnight, leave her there instead of bailing her out.
It’s hard, but inevitably she will kill herself or someone else.
Post # 5
I’m so sorry you’re going through this. It’s something people can completely avoid and yet, they don’t!
I lost my birth mother when I was 4 years old due to a drunk driver. It is NOT worth it. I hope she can get some help and learn her lesson before she ends up killing someone or herself.
Hugs! I’m sorry 🙁
Post # 6
Thank you, I so agee with all of you. No matter who it is, it is not ok under ANY circumstance.
As we live in different countries, there is nt much I can do other than tell her how IRRESPONSIBLE this is.
She is not a regular drinker, but she is very naive and immature..
Post # 7
@morkiemama: This must be so hard for you to hear about this. While I know it’s been a while, I’m sorry 🙁
Post # 8
I feel you. My mother does not drink, but she is the world’s worst driver. In the past, she has gone the wrong way down a one way street into incoming traffic, tried to go the wrong way around a MOTORWAY ROUNDABOUT (I was 15 at the time and had to grab the wheel), and panicked and let go of the wheel on a hill junction (fortunately I was able to indicate and steer the car to the side of the road for her).
For years, I begged her not to drive and to give up her car. My FI refused to get into the car with her after the first time she gave him a lift (I warned him…. he didn’t believe me). He has also threatened to report her for dangeous driving. Over the years, she has also accrued points for speeding and running red lights, but she has never been banned. Drives me crazy. In your position, I would report her to the police the next time she does it. Firstly, warn her that if you catch her drink driving, you will report her… and then do it the second she leaves that bar for home.