Too often the victim is forgotten in criminal cases. Jim Leyritz is not likely to forget the face of Fredia Veitch any time soon. Veitch was the victim yesterday early morning when Leyritz allegedly drove while under the influence and crashed his SUV into Veitch's car.
Fredia Veitch was a waitress at a Ft. Lauderdale area steakhouse, working her last week on the late shift. Her husband was uncomfortable with her late hours due to the propensity of drunk drivers on the road when she would be returning home from work.
Her two children are now without a mother because of an irresponsible act. It's a reminder of the dangers of drunk driving. If you don't care enough about yourself, think about the pain you could be inflicting on someone else's family. Think about what it would be like if it was your family that was affected. And then call a cab.