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Matthew's Story – The true cost of impaired driving

Matthew McGregor
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On March 26, 2010, 17 year-old Matthew McGregor attended a party with friends. That night, Matthew made many good decisions. He had been drinking and made the right choice by deciding to stay the night.

When he woke up a few hours later, he walked home. Upon arrival, he realized that he needed something at the store. Because it was just around the corner, he decided to drive.

Matthew was dead by 5:30 a.m. on March 27th. He was killed in a single-vehicle collision less than three minutes from home.

If you’re drinking, make sure you take the time to sober up before you even consider driving. People often assume they’re okay to drive after a few hours when, in fact, they’re still under the influence.

Please consider Matthew’s story before you get into a car either as a passenger or a driver.

You have a responsibility to yourself, your friends and your family to be safe.


The true cost of impaired driving

Matthew's mother's 30 second testimonial about the impaired driving death of her son.

Learn more about Matthew's story

The longer, 3 minute version of Matthew's mother's testimonial.