by Ryan McCarthy
Students gathered the day before spring break to see the conviction of a 24-year-old woman for driving under the influence and to hear a Solano County Superior Court judge tell them of the broken lives that can follow a DUI.
“People think – it’s not going to happen to me,” Judge E. Bradley Nelson said.
But 17,520 people a year die in America because of drunken drivers, said the judge. He told Fairfield High School students about local cases that include the permanent brain injury of a person as a result of a DUI-related driving incident.