Dennis Drue was 23 years old when his car hit another vehicle, killing two and injuring two. Before the crash, Drue’s driving record was sadly impressive. It reflected five license suspensions, four accidents and 22 traffic tickets. His charges after the December 2012 crash included DWI, aggravated vehicular homicide and vehicular manslaughter.
Drue turned left on to a thruway and ended two lives. The families of the victims chose to file a wrongful death lawsuit against Dennis Drue, his mother (who let him drive her car even knowing his driving record), the steakhouse where he was drinking the night of the accident, and the bartender and server. The statement of claim indicates that Drue was noticeably impaired when he arrived at the steakhouse, but was still served three double gin and tonics in an hour.
It’s obvious that this man should have never been driving. The trial is expected to begin in 2015. In the meantime, Drue remains in jail and two families hope their messages comes through loud and clear. Do not drink and drive. If you know someone is drunk, do not serve them and do not let them drive. Take responsibility for your children. Do not turn away from reporting a drunk driver.