By Garth O'Brien | February 24, 2010
Filed Under DUI News
Martin Abreu, 26, was a Jersey City police officer. Now he is a convict and prison resident. One year ago Abreu was traveling on West Street when he drove his vehicle into pedestrians Marilyn Feng, 26, and Dennis Loffredo, 26. Feng recently graduated from New York University Law School and was her parent’s only child. She died from her injuries. Her boyfriend, Loffredo, was injured but survived.
Abreu plead guilty to aggravated vehicular manslaughter because he was driving double the speed limit and he had a blood alcohol level of .124. The legal limit is 0.08. Abreu understood the horror he brought upon these two innocent individuals by stating, “There’s not a day that goes by that I wish I could trade my life for the victim’s. Everyday I live this. I’m going to live it for the rest of my life.”
However, his ignorant mother does not understand the dangers of drunk driving. She was quoted saying, “So my son went out and had a couple of drinks. He deserves to have a good time now and then.” Mrs. Abreu never leave your home and never open your mouth again. You lack the basic intelligence and decency to be part of a civilized society. Getting blitzed out of your mind, driving like a maniac and careening into pedestrians is not a “good time.” Alcohol impairs judgment and in your son’s case alcohol devastated his judgment.
No one has the right to a “good time” at the expense of human life.