When I was 14, just 3 days before Christmas day, a drunk driver smashed into my mum's car causing horrendous injuries - she was lucky not to lose a leg. She had massive scarring, two broken legs, broken ribs, lost a knee cap and still walks with a slight limp two decades later.
It was a horrible time for the first few days, especially Christmas day. The next year was a struggle for my mum and it took her a long time to get her confidence and vigour back. The piece of scum that caused the accident got away with a short ban and fine.
I saw the car shortly after and it was a complete wreck (it was probably a mistake seeing it in hindsight) and today I thought back to that day when I heard about George Michael driving while stoned. I have no sympathy for drunk drivers or those who have taken any type of drug. They are low selfish people who give no thought to the consequences and should be banned for far longer and imprisoned in some cases. They are, after all, in charge of a machine that can easily kill.
George has been a fool, but he is not alone, young men think that taking drugs and driving is less serious than drinking. They are very wrong.