Wednesday, August 8, 2007

The Drunk Driver

I was pissed I didn't get a chance to write about this when it happened over the weekend.

We've all driven on that mess Yellowstone by Parker Towers/Gerard Place. You got cars coming out of the PS 190 parking lot. You got cars coming out of Gerard Place. You got cars coming out of the Parker Towers underground garage. You got double parked cars at Key Food. And you got loads of zipperheads swerving around trying to catch the long light. And of course, you have pedestrians trying to cross in the middle of the street.

Now picture navigating this in an SUV. Now picture doing it in an SUV at 3pm on a Saturday. Now picture doing it in an SUV, at 3pm on Saturday after drinking a bottle of vodka.

The lady that was hit lives in Parker Towers (the baby is from Hewlett). I guess she was coming home from Austin St. while baby sitting the granddaughter. I used to live around there and it is impossible to cross. You can walk up to the QB intersection, but that's not much better. By the police station is downright treacherous. In fact, one of the reasons I left that area is because it's so pedestrian unfriendly. Let's hope this changes things.

Let's also hope this piece of garbage Susan Karnabe gets the 7 year maximum. Drinking a bottle of vodka and driving in NYC on a Saturday at 3pm? That should be attempted murder.

This could have happened to any of us.