Yes its news, and like they say, a drunk or junkie needs to rock bottom before they can get better. This could be an alcoholic hitting bottom.
Yes its news - parents and children depend on her. Just as much news as a fireman or police officer. Not so much if a painter, construction, sales or whatever, where the job depends on you, not society.
I don't pity her at all. My family could have been on that road. I'd rather see a drunk go to jail before they hit a tree and destroy their family, or worse, destroy mine.
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