Alcohol & The Effects of DUI

"My Life Sentence"

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My name is Vernon Hilyer aka: Brandon’s Dad. I share a true life story about my son’s fight with alcohol and the effects his choices had on everyone who knew and loved him. My son Brandon was an outstanding all-American kid that was full of life, but alcohol impaired his control and eventually robbed him of life. Now I serve a "Life Sentence" due to his drinking and driving. My Life Sentence is not one behind bars but a life full of sadness and emptiness. I share many things about his drinking world, both in high school and in college that most can relate to. My true-life story has had a life changing effect on many people. As you look through this site, think to yourself how this will impact your students. Working together we can save one more life. 

 If you are interested in my program and would like to help me impact more lives by delivering a presentation to your group or organization, or if you would just simply like to get more information click here to contact me. 

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Some key quotes from my presentations:

And not only how it effects you, but how it effects everyone around you..Forever

If a Police officer pulls you over for suspicion of DUI, You need to thank them for possibly saving your life.

It's a phase; Most kids grow out of it,
Brandon will never see 22.

Think of your Mom and Dad,
What will they do when the police knock on their door?

Once Alcohol becomes important to you, it becomes important to have Alcohol

The bar tender said, "When he left the bar he was fine."  She was the last one to see him alive.

We headed home to make arraignments to bury my son,    my Drunk Driver

It was 8:00 in the morning and our lives have changed forever.

Please don't Drink, and definitely don't Drink and Drive.

Spoke at
                         SADD  Conference                          10/31/2011
          at   Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Champion Pa

DUI Simulation Car
         Clarion County Fair                                  July 25-27, 2012
         Clarion ALF                                                     Oct 5, 6 2012
         Rural Valley Pumpkin Fest      Simulator Event Sept 28,13

Future Events

Town Hall Meeting  Union HS                     April 7
West Forest High School        - Forest County
                                                                     April 25am
West Shamokin High School - Armstrong County
                                                                     April 25pm
South Park High School       -   Allegheny County
                                                                    April 29
Brookville Area High School  -Jeffoerson County
                                                                    April 30
Brockway Area High School  - Jefferson County
                                                                    May 1
Clarion Area High School       - Clarion County
                                                                    May 2
Karns City High School         - Butler County
                                                                    May 7
Cochranton Area High School- Venango County
                                                                   May 8
Rocky Grove High School      -Venango County
                                                                   May 12
Jefferson County Adult Probation DUI Class
                                                                  May 13
DuBois Area High School       - Clearfield County
                                                                  May 16
Clarion County Adult probation DUI Class
                                                                  June 18


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Cold hard facts about drinking and driving

Presently 25,000 people are killed each year in alcohol related accidents. 

One American life is lost every 30 minutes in alcohol related auto crashes.

It is estimated that one out of every two Americans will be involved in an alcohol related accident in his or her lifetime.

Alcohol related crashes are the leading cause of death for young Americans, between the ages of 16 and 24 years old.

If you would like to view more statistics click here or if you seen enough and would like to give my proven program a chance to help make these tragic statistic decline click here.


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