You're not really as smart as you think you are by demanding a direct quote and thinking you've made some big points. Because when you do that, it makes it clearer to anyone who can read that you're not an honest person- that you are unwilling to back up what you were so obviously (to a child) saying.
Alcoholism is a sad disease. It's a condition that results when people drink to assuage their fear of death, or to try and handle some situation that has them so stressed out that they can't handle it sober. And I said "can't", not won't. Everyone doesn't have the ability to turn to God or to the church with their fears and problems, or the money to turn to a psychiatrist. A lot of people don't have the ability to accept some sort of religious faith, they're just born doubters and questioners and it is as impossible for them as it is for pigs to fly. And yet, we are the only species on the planet that knows we'll die one day, that what we're enjoying is terminal at best. So people in South America chew on their own herbal medications, young people in this country smoke their herbal medication, and a lot of middle aged and older people find some solace in dulling their brains with alcohol. It's not a sin, regardless of what some of you think. It's a necessity of life that some people just can't make it without.
Then religious people condemn them because they're not like them. Supposedly they're weak somehow, when people who embrace religion are just as frightened and panicked as they are, but they just have the ability to accept what they're told easier than the drinkers or the druggies.
Then if a drinker has something else in his life that's bothering him and he goes to a bar and drinks too much, he probably doesn't realize it because HE'S DRANK TOO MUCH. so he gets into his car and on the way home, he hits somebody. He may even think it's a tree or a log, so he continues on home.
I'm not defending driving drunk, no, but I do understand it happens. I understand WHY it happens. And the only difference in that driver and somebody that made it home is that he had an accident.
I don't know anything about this woman's life, but I do know the reason that people drink. And if they have the wrong brain chemistry, they drink too much. And if they're drunk, they don't know they're too drunk to drive. Some people can take one drink and be too drunk to drive, that's a medical fact.
Nobody deserves to be brutally smashed into the pavement because they failed a sobriety test. Those officers had no reason to do that.
At least I'm admitting I was saying that on page one and not trying to deny what I said like you do.