Meet Zach Spoolstra.
Zachary Scott Spoolstra had dreams of what he wanted to do with his life, as many 24-year-olds do. He dreamed of marrying his beautiful girlfriend, having children, becoming an EMT, and competing in his first bodybuilding competition.
He was known for his broad and bright smile, his impressive body he had worked so hard to build, and his big heart that reached out to help others who suffered and protect those he loved.
His dreams came to an abrupt and violent end, May 6th, 2018 when a drunk driver with more than twice the legal BAC limit, decided to get behind the wheel of his SUV and drive himself home. The drunk driver must have thought nothing would happen, that he was ok to drive, or that the roads weren't busy and he could risk it, or worse, he didn't think or care.
Driving under the influence is not an accident—but a violent choice. A choice that put the drunk driver behind the wheel of a 4000 lb weapon. A choice that destroyed the lives of Zach, his family, and his friends—while the drunk driver walked away unharmed.
This is Zach's story, one of the thousands to be told, whose tragic and horrific death was the result of this 100% preventable and selfish act of driving under the influence.