East Texan father affected by drunk driver supports TXDOT Campaign

East Texan father affected by drunk driver supports TXDOT Campaign
(Source: KTRE Staff)
(Source: KTRE Staff)

The Labor Day weekend for many will mean celebrations that may involve drinking. Here's a reminder; law enforcement will step up their surveillance of drunk drivers behind the wheel, as they do during other holidays. Last year alone, more than three hundred people were seriously injured in alcohol-related crashes over the Holiday weekend.

Jack Bouslog, a father of five, said he was caught off guard when he got the news.

"Someone knocked on the door about two o'clock in the morning, and I went to the door and couldn't figure out what a police car was doing sitting in the drive way," Jack said. "He told us our son had been killed."

His son, William Bouslog, was killed by a 20-year-old drunk driver. The crash caused Williams' body to be thrown off of his motorcycle.

"He landed in a ditch, that's where he passed away. He passed away on the side of the road," Jack said.

Jack said drunk driving, not only can cost someone their life, but it can affect the lives of many others. His wife Bette, who is now deceased, took the news the worst.

"It affected her more than anybody else," Jack said. "She was just depressed for a long time when it happened."

When you're out enjoying your holiday weekend, Jack said drinking and driving is one of the worst things you can do, and suggest this.

"Use your own judgment, but that's the biggest mistake you can make. If you're going to drive then you need to leave the liquor alone," Jack said.

The Texas Department of Transportation has started its "Drink, Drive, Go to Jail" campaign, which is supported by increased law enforcement from now until September 7th.

The state agency encourages East Texans to call a taxi or have a sober friend to drive you home if you drink.

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