Preventing Substance Impaired Driving and Child Endangerment

Kids should never have to be put into danger. My son Gavin was only 10 years old when he was killed in a crash while riding with his Dad. My kids were on a forced custody visit with their father who had previous OWIs. He hadn’t been on the road for more than two minutes when he caused the crash. Gavin did not have a choice that day because the person he had to trust took that away from him. Gavin paid the ultimate price for someone else’s poor choices. You have to be your child’s voice. Drunk driving is a choice that people make. It’s something that shouldn’t happen; it can be prevented. My hope is that by sharing Gavin’s story, some other child will stay safe. Hold on to those who are most precious to you, because life can change in the blink of an eye.

Julie doesn’t consider herself a victim, but a survivor. She speaks to groups to advocate for change to keep children safe.

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