Documentary should make everyone think twice about driving drunk

- Nationwide, some 10,000 lives are lost each year due to drunk driving.

"When a DWI offender gets on the road, every other driver is at risk," said Glen Muse, a local filmmaker who owns Texas Pictures.

Muse takes an in-your-face and sometimes heartbreaking look at a crime that won't go away.

"We show offenders getting sick. We show dead bodies. We show people wetting their pants, losing control in whatever kind of way," Muse said.

"It's disheartening that we are still very much in a crisis," said Catherine Evans, 180th Criminal District Court.

The documentary includes Lucy's story, a woman who lost both of her daughters to a drunk driver.

"One daughter went to pick up the other daughter at work and was on the way home when a drunk driver ran a stop sign," Muse said.

The documentary also includes the DWI driver who almost killed Houston Police officer Nestor Garcia.

"His kidneys were found in his armpit," said Muse.

Muse uses high school students as his film crew.

"As I got into it, I started learning more about DWI. I started getting into the real problem and I wanted to make a change," said Christian Rodriguez.

"A lot of people are like 'oh it's just a couple of drinks, I'm fine'. They get in the car and drive home. They don't realize they are already impaired," said Joy Boles.

"That one night, just that one night, your life can change in the blink of an eye," said Carlos Alvarado.

At the end of the day, you have people who are charged who never meant to hurt somebody," Evans said.

"If you're going to drink don't drive. Tt's not complicated. It's not rocket science," Muse said.

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