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  • andrewthomasregan Feb 8, 12:36 p.m.

    Because the suspect is a woman, everyone is talking about getting her help and not to judge her. If it had been a male suspect that killed while being drunk, the same posters would be writing about him being arrogant, mean and uncaring to do this thing.

    Being a woman is a big, big plus but I don't see any feminist complaining.

  • Sweetgrl3 Feb 1, 1:59 p.m.

    But it is ok to stab someone?

  • cmc9483 Jan 31, 6:28 p.m.

    This goes out to Sweetgrl3 and some others... I knew the girl personally since I was 16 I am now 29.. What do you mean "STAY AWAY FROM HER SHE IS TROUBLE" . Do you know her? Have you talked to her, have you seen how she is with her daughter.. Nope probally not. She is loving caring person and friend who made a terrible mistake. No one here is to judge her. I am postive half of you in your party years jumped in a car with some friends who had been drinking more than once. Granted nothing happend but what if it had? God is the only one that can give her forgivness and the right path to get better and to get her through this. Not to mention the fact that the girl that passed away was her friend to. I could not imagine having to live with that. But for all of you out there who think that She is a party girl and does this all the time, you are wrong. Don't judge ppl by what the media tells you. They just want to keep you interested so you will keep watching. I hope that she Does find peace

  • eeyorerogers Jan 31, 5:02 p.m.

    Unbelievable. I really hate when anyone I care about is on the roads after 10pm... nothing good happens! Nothing but drunks and ding dings on the roads and at house parties.

  • bubbba Jan 31, 4:57 p.m.

    Alcoholics may not admit even to themselves that they are alcoholics but they KNOW they are going to drink therefore they should know they need a ride home before they even start as should anyone else.
    dontgetmestarted
    January 31, 2013 9:46 a.m.
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    Alcholics have no control over drinking without rehabilitation.
    They certainly have no control once they start. I agree she needs punishment, but she also needs help. No one wakes up wanting to have a drinking problem and no one drinks thinking the drive home will kill someone. Give this woman some help and let her live with the permant scars she will have for the rest of her life. I lost a brother to a distracted driver years ago. I dont think the driver was planning to run my brother over and kill him. People make terrible mistakes. Life is sometimes hard. We can all learn from this.

  • jjsmith1973 Jan 31, 2:16 p.m.

    People on this site are pretty holy. Some even drove when the b.a.c limit was .15 and an officer drove you home. For the DWI should be murder charges (MADD) people. Why not speeding and distracted driving, driving to fast for conditions be charged the same? They result in the same outcome and there was no impairment to impact the judgement of doing so. BTW for people that can magically know their body BAC on the comment site I bet you still think 1 beer an hour even though alcohol content has almost doubled in some beers. Also last time I checked and people hate to admit. It is legal to drink then drive in the state. The state requires you to guess when you are .07 because that isn't a crime but .08 is a crime. The state also refuses to curve zoning and over serving from establishments by fining them or pulling their license to sell if too many problems because guess who makes money off liquor sales. Oh that is right the state.

  • marciamal1 Jan 31, 12:41 p.m.

    I am so tired of hearing about how people go out partying and do not have any respect for others out on the road- This accident could have been avoided if only she hadn't gotten behind the darn wheel. Yes, I agree- she partied but, now it's going to be a hard price to pay for - she has to live the rest of her life knowing that just drinking down a few drinks and getting behind the wheel killed someone - They need stiffer laws on alcoholism/driving. My thoughts and prayers go out to the 21 year old's family.

  • Sweetgrl3 Jan 31, 10:47 a.m.

    She partied hard and now it ends. Hopefully. Sounds like she was trouble and never learned her lesson from the first time. Her child should be her only concern not her partying. She needs to grow up. hopefully this is a reality check and I hate to say that when she killed someone. I pray for the family of the young girl who she killed. Stay away from this girl... she is trouble.

  • Minarchist Jan 31, 10:45 a.m.

    Saying "her life wasn't a box of joy" (so what?) IS making excuses for her.
    Morrigan
    January 31, 2013 10:33 a.m.

    Who cares if a single mom has a drink? Get over yourself. That was my point. Yuo are a Romney lib arent you? You people are slow.

  • Terkel Jan 31, 10:33 a.m.

    Saying "her life wasn't a box of joy" (so what?) IS making excuses for her.

  • ginufine3011 Jan 31, 9:57 a.m.

    Any alcohol related motor vehicle death should be instant murder charge. - Das G

    Amen!

  • ginufine3011 Jan 31, 9:54 a.m.

    People caught driving with no license and cause accidents (never mind injuries/death) should have to serve a minimum 30 days in jail. - Nancy

    That's the problem now! They should get a minimum of 3 mandatory months in jail, for causing an accident, with no license... And it should increase to 6 mandatory months for their 2nd offense of driving with no license. if they are caught a 3rd time, then it should be a year mandatory in jail/prison. The government or judge needs to increase the time someone spends in jail/prison for all crimes(minor/major/misdemeanor/felony) by 3 months, then and only then people will think twice before committing a crime. Harsher punishment is the way to go for deterrence.

  • dontgetmestarted Jan 31, 9:49 a.m.

    Also...just as you should arrange a ride you should also know better than to ride with anyone else that has been drinking. KNOW the person you are getting a ride home well enough to know if you can trust them not to drink if they are driving you. You may not be alert enough to know if they have been drinking when you get in the car but it's still YOUR reponsibility to have a RESPONSIBLE person to drive. My condolences to the family and friends of this young girl. So sad. :*(

  • dontgetmestarted Jan 31, 9:46 a.m.

    I agree she is likely an alcoholic and needs help BUT that does not excuse her decision to drive drunk. We need to stop enabling these people by making excuses for their lack of abiding by the law. As far as bars/parties go and not being able to get a cab in certain areas at certain times of the night, well...remember that BEFORE you go party/drink. "Responsible" drinking is really knowing when to quit and not getting drunk in the first place. If you go out and you know you will be drinking you should make arrangements ahead of time to get you where you need to be, if not RESPONSIBLE people simply don't drink. People know they don't have a way home without driving and CHOOSE to drink anyway, that's just plain irresponsible, period and the choice is THEIRS. Alcoholics may not admit even to themselves that they are alcoholics but they KNOW they are going to drink therefore they should know they need a ride home before they even start as should anyone else.

  • Uhavenoclu Jan 31, 9:34 a.m.

    On what do you base that? She's apparently a single mother at least once, but that doesn't stop her from getting drunk and driving without a license. You can see why she's gotten away with her carp for this long: she's good looking. But now she's killed someone and her little joyride's over. Why does she "deserve" anything but jail? Morrigan January 30, 2013 5:35 p.m.

    Just goes to show...A Pretty face,don't make no pretty heart........

  • Uhavenoclu Jan 31, 8:56 a.m.

    The SUV's driver, Lydia Marie Mills, 29, is charged with felony death by motor vehicle, driving while impaired, driving without a license or registration and failure to maintain lane control.

    This is the second type story like this in a week?,Does Wral like to group together and focus on a certain tyope of story for weeks?,first guns,then chil being hurt,they group together stories..Sorry once is enough y'all.

  • Minarchist Jan 31, 8:23 a.m.

    On what do you base that? She's apparently a single mother at least once, but that doesn't stop her from getting drunk and driving without a license. You can see why she's gotten away with her carp for this long: she's good looking. But now she's killed someone and her little joyride's over. Why does she "deserve" anything but jail? Morrigan January 30, 2013 5:35 p.m.

    WHat are you talking about? Im not making excuses for Lydia, but her life wasnt a box of joy. Also the passenger was fully aware of her being intoxicated (they came from a party) and not having a license. Not her fault, but a little common sense on her part would have helped.

  • Minarchist Jan 31, 8:20 a.m.

    Lydia Mills. We went to school together. We hung out. What the heck happened?

  • jjsmith1973 Jan 30, 6:48 p.m.

    I know MADD has already attacked the comments. The woman also made a choice to ride in her vehicle with this lady so whos judgement was more impaired? Two) @lwe1967 you do realize it is legal to drink then drive,correct? Everyone hates that true but it is true. Just guess when your body is .07 and not .08 while you do it because that makes the difference between DWI and not ending your life even when no accidents just at a check point. Of course n one talks of the issue of rural living, allowing bars to be zoned in the middle of no where. Public transportation, not fining bars with repeated problems from over serving, most taxi service past a certain milage won't even transport you no matter how much you have because it is past midnight. There are real solutions or there is increased punishment and someone dies tomorrow because that doesn't work.

  • lwe1967 Jan 30, 6:11 p.m.

    Alcohol is not excuse. You do not drink and drive under any circumstances. When you get behind the wheel with alcohol and some medications, you run the risk of hurting someone or a fatality could ensue.

  • bubbba Jan 30, 6:01 p.m.

    "...but she also deserves the chance to get treatment for her illness."

    On what do you base that? She's apparently a single mother at least once, but that doesn't stop her from getting drunk and driving without a license. You can see why she's gotten away with her carp for this long: she's good looking. But now she's killed someone and her little joyride's over. Why does she "deserve" anything but jail?
    Morrigan
    January 30, 2013 5:35 p.m.

    Because she is a human.

  • Terkel Jan 30, 5:35 p.m.

    "...but she also deserves the chance to get treatment for her illness."

    On what do you base that? She's apparently a single mother at least once, but that doesn't stop her from getting drunk and driving without a license. You can see why she's gotten away with her carp for this long: she's good looking. But now she's killed someone and her little joyride's over. Why does she "deserve" anything but jail?

  • bubbba Jan 30, 4:51 p.m.

    Seems she was driving the deceased girls car. I wonder if she asked her to drive. She will have to see those scars everyday for the rest of her life. I hope someone is watching her in jail.

  • RKBA Jan 30, 3:51 p.m.

    Now THERE is a bad evening...

  • That Explains It Jan 30, 3:02 p.m.

    charmcclainlovesdogs2, you demonstrate the truism of so many when deciding whether a law should be passed ... to wit, does it impact me, rather than, would it have an impact on the problem being addressed.

  • dieseldad60 Jan 30, 3:00 p.m.

    babbleon... Owning a car is not a Constitutionally protected right. Check your data by the way because I believe the FBI crime statistics will prove you wrong.

    Universal background checks is code for registration and has been used by every tyrannical regime in the 20th century (Pol Pot, Hitler, Stalin, Mao and on and on). To disarm the public of weapons you need to know who has them and "universal checks" are step one.

    "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759

    "Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birth-right of an American... [T]he unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people." Tench Coxe, Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Jan 30, 2:46 p.m.

    Ban all cars.

    ABSOLUTELY NO!. I DRIVE BUT I AM NOT A DRINKER. TAKE THE VEHICLE AWAY WHEN YOU CATCH THEM DRINKING AND DRIVING. THEN SELL THE CAR AND USE THE MONEY FOR WHATEVER NEEDS THE POLICE OR SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT CAN USE THE MONEY FOR.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Jan 30, 2:43 p.m.

    should have to serve a minimum 30 days in jail.

    A LIFE WAS TAKEN BECAUSE OF HER DRINKING AND DRIVING. SO THEREFORE IN MY OPINION THE JUDGE AND JURY SHOULD GIVE HER 50 YEARS IN PRISON.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Jan 30, 2:36 p.m.

    is charged with felony death by motor vehicle, driving while impaired,

    So tragic. When will these certain people begin to realize that drinking alcohol and driving don't mix at all. My condolence to the family. Now she faces her dire consequences. May others learn from this. I doubt it but pray for them too any way.

  • babbleon Jan 30, 2:18 p.m.

    Ban all cars. husk8corn

    Car deaths, including those with alcohol involved, have been dropping steadily for the last 20 years, while gun deaths are increasing. We should regulate guns like we do cars: licenses require 6 weeks or more of training, all guns are registered with local govt, etc. Universal background checks are the minimum we should demand from our govt.

  • Das G Jan 30, 1:50 p.m.

    Any alcohol related motor vehicle death should be instant murder charge.

  • husk8corn Jan 30, 1:48 p.m.

    Ban all cars.

  • Nancy Jan 30, 1:19 p.m.

    People caught driving with no license and cause accidents (never mind injuries/death) should have to serve a minimum 30 days in jail.

  • bubbba Jan 30, 1:10 p.m.

    What I'd like to know (and seen reported) is how do these people get a hold of car in the 1st place. Steal a Tag ? Steal a Car ? or maybe a family member or friend KNOWINGLY lets them use one and hopes they would'nt get caught ? ...... just wondering. They say every problem has a root cause, I'm curious.
    PanthersFan45
    January 30, 2013 12:32 p.m.

    A DWI conviction does not stop you from licensing and insuring a car, it only prevents you from getting your driving license, at least thats what I think. This is a societal problem, not a mean person problem, of course there are exceptions to every rule. Count the beer commercials during the Super Bowl. This woman is more than likely an alcoholic that has not had treatment. Yes jail time is in order, but she also deserves the chance to get treatment for her illness. I am sorry for all involved in this tragedy.

  • PanthersFan45 Jan 30, 12:32 p.m.

    Here's another one driving drunk without a license causing a fatal wreck. The drunk driver in Henderson that killed the little boy also didn't have a license. - tran

    What I'd like to know (and seen reported) is how do these people get a hold of car in the 1st place. Steal a Tag ? Steal a Car ? or maybe a family member or friend KNOWINGLY lets them use one and hopes they would'nt get caught ? ...... just wondering. They say every problem has a root cause, I'm curious.

  • romneycare Jan 30, 12:28 p.m.

    2nd DWI offense, this time someone died, and no licenses.... obviously didn't learn the first time. .. stupid people

  • Crumps Br0ther Jan 30, 12:25 p.m.

    No one in the Wake County legal system cares about driving without a licence. My grandson's father drives the child around all the time without a driver's license ( lost to impaired charges) but the Wake County family court (judge Drbra Sasser) just chooses to ignore this safety issue. It is only a concern to them AFTER the driver kills someone.
    jackcdneh1017

    If a LEO sees fit they can run your plate while sitting at a light if they want. I suppose you have to give them a reason or fit a profile before they will. Im sure a cop isnt going to run an old mans plate especially if he is with his grand child. It doesnt fit the template.

  • jackcdneh1017 Jan 30, 12:12 p.m.

    No one in the Wake County legal system cares about driving without a licence. My grandson's father drives the child around all the time without a driver's license ( lost to impaired charges) but the Wake County family court (judge Drbra Sasser) just chooses to ignore this safety issue. It is only a concern to them AFTER the driver kills someone.

  • tran Jan 30, 12:00 p.m.

    Here's another one driving drunk without a license causing a fatal wreck. The drunk driver in Henderson that killed the little boy also didn't have a license.

  • WRALinsider Jan 30, 11:50 a.m.

    This isn't Lydia's first DUI! SAD, very, very sad. She should have been home with her daughter instead of out drinking and driving. dwntwnboy2, I agree, I hope they throw the book at her!

  • tarheelguru Jan 30, 11:35 a.m.

    Very, very sad! One thought/assumption- if the wreck happened on the 4100 block of Labrador Drive, and the driver resides at 4104 Labrador Drive, then she must have been only seconds from her house?

  • romneycare Jan 30, 11:33 a.m.

    Your life is more important than a 20-30$ taxi ride... PLEASE call a cab if you are too intoxicated.... This is sad for both suspect and victims involved.. DWI and no licenses... it should be manslaughter

  • dwntwnboy2 Jan 30, 11:25 a.m.

    Throw the book at her. She should NEVER have even been behind the wheel-no license, impaired!A person is dead because SHE couldn't follow the rules like the rest of us. She deserves every ounce of pain the legal system can heap on her.

  • PracticalMagick Jan 30, 11:10 a.m.

    That's a shame... :(

  • nancyjacobs58 Jan 30, 10:57 a.m.

    Yes there was a fatality, my grand daughter lost a very dear friend. R.I.P Amanda. May God be with your family and friends at this time..

  • Moose is loose Jan 30, 10:26 a.m.

    Your headline is insufficient. Authorities investigate one car accidents hundreds of times each day.

  • btneast Jan 30, 9:49 a.m.

    Im gonna think someone lost their life here. Why the tarp?

    The answer to your question is in your first sentence. Deceased people are always covered up. If they are already dead before they can be removed from the car, the car is usually covered.

  • sanacito Jan 30, 9:46 a.m.

    So....is there a follow up to this story???? Surely something has to have been released by RPD!

  • nitabitasmith Jan 30, 8:34 a.m.

    There was a fatality.

  • bulldoggg03 Jan 30, 8:15 a.m.

    Im gonna think someone lost their life here. Why the tarp?

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