Matthew Cordle, in a startling Youtube video, makes his plea for you to not drink and drive. The video starts off dark and the voice is disguised, and then fades to a blurred digital face. Then Cordle comes clean and appears full face.
It’s a startling confession of what Matthew Cordle was involved in on June 22, 2013
“I killed a man,” Youtube video goes on to describe the night in chilling detail, blacking out after drinking too much, making the decision to drink and drive. Cordle was going down the road the wrong way, directly into oncoming traffic, hitting an oncoming car and killing 61-year-old Vincent Canzani.
The video serves as his confession
It’s disturbing and brave. Cordle comes clean in the video of how his lawyers advised him of what to say in order to receive lesser drunk driving charges for his criminal trespass. Cordle refused to do as they advised saying he would not dishonor the memory of Vincent Canzani in such away or to dishonor his family, and that he would take full responsibility for his unjust and selfish undoing.
The website, “Because I said I would”
“I’m begging you, please don’t drink and drive,”Cordle makes the plea. Don’t make the same mistakes I did, Don’t make the same excuses I did,” Cordle says in his “I killed a man” YOutube video.
Drunk driving is no laughing matter
It is something that thousands of people do and take for granted every day until the inevitable happens, they wreck into someone taking their life and destroying their own life. Cordle made the video about his drunk driving against legal advice.
My drunk driving experience
It’s an honor to see Cordle come forward to take responsibility for his actions like this. Myself, I’ve been in three car accidents my whole life, in each of the accidents the driver’ cars crossed the center line hitting my car head on and destroying my car and sending me to the hospital with injuries to deal with for weeks afterwards and unable to walk for months.
I thought I was dead, how did I make it out alive, I saw my life flash before my eyes
Each driver was drunk, and one was drinking and doing drugs so much that I thought he was retarded the night of the accident. The day in court he could speak clearly and plainly, and he too tried to make up a story with friends in a car behind him about the accident being my fault.
The first drunk driving wreck I was involved in, I was in the car with my new baby on the way to pick my husband up from work, when a car crossed the line and hit me head on. The car knocked me off the road and proceeded to hit two other cars behind me head on also.
The driver got out of the car and walked to the car behind me and started talking to her (They knew each other) about how it was all my fault and she should go along with him. She said, “No way, you hit me too,” and that it wasn’t my fault. When he hit me he wasn’t even looking at where the car was going, but out the window sideways. The driver told police he was on his way to his first day of work and didn’t want to be late, drunk.
What drivers who drink don’t know
Life is so precious and something every one of us takes for granted every single day. Not one of those drivers or their lawyers ever apologized to me for their actions and took full responsibility and came forward. I had to fight each one in court for payment of my vehicle and for my injuries. Each person who hit me had a prior history of drunk driving arrests and their lawyers tried to make it look like it was my fault each time. It was their job to make it look like it was my fault. Some job they have for a living, it says a lot about the decline of responsibility and caring and what is truth in huumanity.
Matthew Cordle is a breath of fresh air
In a drunk driving system where people go free or pay their way out trouble, for destroying innocent people’s lives and their property, Matthew Cordle’s stance is a highly welcome one. I praise him for his convictions to stand tall in a situation that most men and women choose to run and hide behind their lawyers and run as far away from responsibility as they can. One can only hope that people follow Mr. Cordles example and not make the same excuses and mistakes that millions of drunk and drugged drivers make every day, celebrities, politicians, athletes, and every day normal folks.
“Because I said I would,” is a social movement Alex Sheen started to highlight the importance of the dedication to a promise
Sheen made the commitment to walk for Cleveland kidnapping victims, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight to raise awareness for sexual abuse. The Lakewood resident, Alex Sheen walked more than 240 miles from Cincinnati to Cleveland for the survivors of Seymour Avenue in June.
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