Lifestories: Families in Crisis: Season 1, Episode 7

Dead Drunk: The Kevin Tunell Story (1993)

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For Kevin Tunell, life is one big party. The party ends when he decides to drive drunk, and ends up killing Maggie Glendon. He is brought before the judge, where he is given the usual ... See full summary »

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Kevin Tunell
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Beth
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Maggie Glendon
Doris Belack ...
Judge Ruth Cohen
Jack Gilpin ...
Jim Remy
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Cedall
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Police Officer Collins
Kevin J. Tunell ...
Himself (as Kevin Tunell)
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For Kevin Tunell, life is one big party. The party ends when he decides to drive drunk, and ends up killing Maggie Glendon. He is brought before the judge, where he is given the usual punishment for drunk drivers, but the Glendon's attorney has a very unique idea to make it sink in that he killed their daughter. Her idea is to for Kevin to send the Glendon's one dollar a week for the next eighteen years (which is how old Maggie was before she was killed). Kevin goes along with it, but finds it hard to keep up with the punishment. Written by Pat McCurry

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The real story about Kevin Tunnell took place in northern Virginia, outside Washington, DC, on New Year's Eve 1982. See more »

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22 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen it, but felt compelled to leave a comment...

I went to the same school as Kevin, and was one grade behind him. I remember when this happened. The girl he killed was not a college girl; she was a high school girl that went to the school my wife attended.

This was one of the earliest alcohol-related fatalities in Virginia that sparked the formation of MADD in the DC area. His story was also re-told in Reader's Digest back around '84.

The reason I am posting this, is to say "it's not a fictional movie - it's real". And Susan, the girl he killed, is still dead.

Two nights ago, a neighbor was killed by a drunk teenage girl near my home. The 17 year old GIRL, will end up living the burdened-life that Kevin lives. Folks, for God's sake - drink at home. Keep the car in the garage. Don't kill a mom, daughter or anyone else. It's just too sad. Learn from other's mistakes...


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