TEENS: The message your parents need to tell you:
RIDE WITH A DUI DRIVER, BUY A TICKET TO YOUR OWN FUNERAL
From FOX Carolina
SPARTANBURG, SC – 04/12/2015 — The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that occurred early Sunday morning.
Troopers said they were called to Trammel Road at Riverbend Road about 3:15 a.m. in regards to a deadly collision.
Lance Cpl. Bill Rhyne said 18-year-old Noah Lathern Lambert was traveling south in a 2006 BMW on Trammel Road when the vehicle ran off the roadway and struck a tree. Read more:
NOAH LAMBERT HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH FELONY DUI RESULTING IN DEATH
ATTENTION READERS: The following posts to the DWI Hit Parade Facebook page have been included with this graphic and news about the DUI arrest of Noah Lambert for the death of his passenger Brandon Stites.
It appears from the sentiments expressed below that there will be many more DUI deaths in this community. Travelers would be advised to avoid this peculiar area of South Carolina.
The logic expressed by those posting on Facebook is that since they were all friends, no one should hold the adult driver responsible for his actions; that since they were all drinking, the death of Stites was the equal responsibility of all those involved.
The reality: All those who boarded Noah’s booze cruise were indeed responsible for their own entry into the vehicle. Noah should be held accountable for his actions in spite of the bad judgment of his pals. The people of Woodruff need to sober up before any more of their young people die unnecessarily and today would be a good day to begin to get their heads on straight. They have a long way to go.
“It was an accident” said one poster.
A fatality taking place as a result of a crash caused by an intoxicated driver is not an “accident”. That death is a predictable outcome of a choice made by the driver who needs to be held accountable.