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Suspected Drunk Driver Who Killed 5 Year Old Had Checkered Past

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As you know, we have been following the tragic story of a drunk driving collision where a 5 year old who was murdered by a drunk driver. His two year-old sister and parents were also seriously injured.

News9.com is now reporting that the suspected drunk driver had a checkered past including a current warrant for his arrest. According to the report,

Court records showed Opp confessed to felony drug charges in 2006, but his sentence was suspended. Prosecutors were trying to revoke Opp’s suspended sentence. A warrant for his arrest was issued last February

Recently the lawyers at McIntyre Law provided a comprehensive look at Oklahoma’s fatality rate for drunk driver caused accidents. This accident is the epitome of why we need to continue to address this problem within our state. As I have blogged many times, I am the proud father of three beautiful girls. The prospect of such a sudden and violent collision occuring while we travel petrifies me. How sad it is that such a young and precious life is ended because someone decided to drink and drive. The choice is never acceptable. As Mr. Opp will most likely find out if proven guilty of drinking and driving, the end result is a murder charge.

Think about whether a few beers or a bottle of wine is worth spending the remainder of your life behind bars should you unfortunately take the life of another while drinking and driving.