Tuesday, 09 August 2022

Lombardi: The toll of drinking and driving

My name is Robert Lombardi. While driving home from work I was hit by a teen DUI driver on April 11, 2006.

This event changed my life forever, as well as almost ending it.

I suffered major injuries to both my legs, and for the rest of my life, I will be experiencing pain and the related medical issues involved with life-long implications.

The teen driver did not suffer any injuries, except minor scrapes and abrasions.

My career of 23 years was ended because of this accident, caused by the teen, who did not think of consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol.

That one decision that teen made, changed my life forever.

It is important to always think before you act irresponsibly, because we hold our lives and other people’s lives in our hands, when we choose to drink and drive!

Thank you.


Robert Lombardi

TEAM DUI, a group of local individuals and agencies, has the opportunity to meet lots of people while out attempting to educate the public about the consequences and personal hardship associated with drinking and driving. A lot of the people they meet have their own personal stories about how they have been affected, all of them having a significance in their lives. Robert Lombardi's is one of those stories.


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