TABC is sad when she learns that Jacqui Saburido has died. She has used her life-changing injuries to help others, to inform about the dangers of drunkenness. For more information on Jacquis history, visit: https://t.co/AOBZ06wIjc pic.twitter.com/w37Pbe4EzL
– Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (@TexasABC) 22. April 2019
] Jacqui is considered the "face of drunken driving" after she was involved in a fatal car accident in 1999 with 18-year-old Reggie Stephey, in which two of her close friends were killed.
According to the Faces of Drunk Driving website, Stephey was less than a mile from his driveway as he drifted across the median strip and hit the car Jacqui had in his head.
Jacqu's friend died immediately and another passenger sitting in the back seat.
Jacqui suffered third degree burns, which burned over 60 percent of her body when the car caught fire, making her barely noticeable.
Stephey was convicted of rape and sentenced to seven years in prison for two reasons. He was released in 2008.
At one of her numerous press conferences, Jacqui bravely said: "Even if it means sitting here in front of a camera with no ears, no nose, no eyebrows, no hair." Do that a thousand times if it helps someone to make a wise decision. "
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