For 20 years, Sarah Scantlin has been mostly oblivious to the world around her — the victim of a drunken driver who struck her down as she walked to her car. Today, after a remarkable recovery, she can talk again.

This is amazing. I am just filled with conflicting emotions. First, I am so happy for her and her family, that they are able to communicate. But I am also so very, very angry. Twenty years of her life were stolen from her, and she will never fully recover. All because some jackass decided to party before he got behind the wheel.

I don’t care if you think you’re fine to drive, you are not fine to drive if you are under the influence of alcohol, drugs, medication, or what have you. Your life isn’t the only one at stake.