TxDOT Pushes "Faces of Drunk Driving" Campaign During Fourth of July

Published 07/04 2013 02:19PM

Updated 07/05 2013 09:52AM

TxDOT is reminding you of the dangers of drinking and driving by launching a new campaign.

"Faces of Drunk Driving" is website that introduces you to those whose lives have been changed because of drinking and driving.

It shows the personal side of what happens when someone drinks alcohol and then drives or if someone gets in the vehicle with someone who chose to drink and drive.

One of the faces of the campaign is Sean Carter.

He's a former Midwestern State University student who got into a truck driven by someone who'd been drinking.

Adele Lewis, public information officer for TxDOT, says, "It puts a local face on it.  And especially Wichita Falls.  Usually we're looking at people from Dallas, San Antonio, or something like that, but here you've got a Wichita Falls boy on that website looking at you, a very handsome boy from Midwestern, and how it changed his life radically."

The truck in which Sean was riding hydroplaned on Midwestern Parkway in March 2005 and struck a tree.

He suffered a traumatic brain injury because of that accident and can no longer speak or walk.

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