Editor, At the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety it’s our mission to remind you about one of the deadliest high-risk teen behaviors — drinking and driving. That’s why I want you to know about a groundbreaking broadcast scheduled this weekend to make sure Georgians can learn the devastating consequences of impaired driving. On Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m., five major Georgia television markets will simultaneously broadcast the GOHS DUI-documentary “Enduring Regret: Chris Sandy’s Story of Living Life After Causing Death.”
A joint venture with the Emmy Award-winning production team at ImageMaster Productions in Atlanta, “Enduring Regret” will be shown in prime time to remind Georgia motorists of all ages about the life-altering effects of drunk driving.
Filmed on location in front of Georgia high school audiences and from inside his cell in the Georgia Prison System, “Enduring Regret” tells the life-changing story of convicted drunk driver Sandy and his high-risk decision to drive while impaired. Now, inmate Sandy speaks in soul-searching detail about consequences that last forever and the regret that never goes away. Because of his young age and confessional delivery, Sandy effectively communicates the ultimate horror of teen and young adult drinking and driving.
In April of 2000, while speeding from one party to the next, the impact of Sandy’s DUI crash ripped his victims’ car in half, pinning an elderly couple inside. His destructive decision behind the wheel killed innocent grandparents and put Sandy behind bars at the age of 22. There, he serves a 13-year sentence and faces another 17 years on probation when he is released. He knows the pain that remains with the family of his victims is immeasurable.
“Enduring Regret” will be broadcast by five television stations, including WSAV Channel 3, the NBC’s affiliate in Savannah.
Bob Dallas, Director
Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety