Shawn Marti’s death at hands of drunken driver in 2003 motivates Angela Boyle to volunteer on victim panel
CANYON COUNTY — Shawn Marti displayed a gift for music and studied psychology at Boise State because he wanted to help people live better lives.
That was before a drunken driver traveling the wrong way on Interstate 84 in Caldwell smashed head on into Marti’s car, instantly killing him and his 5-month-old daughter, Sage, and severely injuring his wife Natalie.
The tragedy that happened Feb. 27, 2003, forever changed the life of many people, including Marti’s sister Angela Boyle of Nampa. Boyle has told the story of her personal loss at high schools, colleges and drivers education classes in an attempt to make people realize the potential consequences of driving drunk. She also runs the Canyon County Mothers Against Drunk Driving victims panel where loved ones of victims of drunken driving accidents tell DUI offenders about the horrors that can come from their actions.
“Sometimes we have to live with other people’s choices, not just our own,” Boyle, a 37-year-old mother of four, said. ….MORE