Mother urges sober driving this holiday season

Posted at 9:32 PM, Dec 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-27 22:40:36-05

A Salado mother who lost her daughter in a drunk driving crash is speaking out ahead of the New Year’s Eve holiday.

Nancy Pratt says her daughter Brianne Pratt had a bright future ahead of her.

“She was just starting out. She was just starting her adult life, and it was taken away,” said Pratt.

Brianne was just 20-years-old when a drunk driver crashed into her.

“It was just a two-lane highway and he went to pass a car in front of him and he never tried to get back over. He ran right into her head-on,” said Pratt.

Pratt says the man responsible for her daughter’s death was convicted of drunk driving twice before the day of the accident.

“He’ll get out in 14 years or before...and our daughter doesn’t come home,” said Pratt.

Brianne died 5 years ago this month, but her memory stays well preserved. Her mother works to ensure the message against impaired driving is heard loud and clear.

“Every 51 minutes, someone is killed in a drunk driving accident,” said Pratt. “There are so many things that are available. Not only the taxis but now there is uber. Everyone has a friend.”

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