Monday, May 9, 2011

Former CHS Grad Talks Dangers Of Drunk Driving

Cheshire Herald (Cheshire, CT) May 7, 2011

"By his own admission, Ryan Tapp is the prime example that 'it can't happen to me.'
Tapp, a 2006 Cheshire High School graduate, admits that he spent every weekend from his sophomore to his senior year getting drunk with friends in town. He often drove home drunk from whatever party he was at, putting himself and others at risk. In school, he did not apply himself, and 'never bothered' to get more than a C.
Yet despite that, Tapp was serving in the Marines, eventually on his way to Iraq, a dream and goal he set for himself when he was just a boy. But that all changed forever at 3 a.m. on January 1, 2008. He would never fulfill his dream.
Tapp, who was 20 at the time, spent New Year's Eve partying at Central Connecticut State University. He decided to leave the party and come back to his parent's house in Cheshire. None of his friends even knew he had left.
Tapp, who was drunk, got onto Interstate 84 to head home. He was driving westbound towards Cheshire, on the eastbound side of the highway." Read More

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