Family of teen killed in drunk-driving crash react

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Family of Ottawa Hills teen killed in drunk-driving crash react to liquor store clerk indictment Nick McGill | WNWO.com Nick is a reporter and anchor for WNWO Today Nearly six months ago the quiet village of Ottawa Hills was shocked by tragedy. Brian Hoeflinger,18, was leaving a party when he crashed his car into a tree. A day his parents will never … Read More

Liquor-store clerk faces charge in sale to minor

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Vodka allegedly sold to friend of crash victim Jennifer Freehan: [email protected] or 419-213-2134  | The Toledo Blade More than six months after an Ottawa Hills High School student was killed in a drunken-driving crash, the clerk at a liquor store was indicted Friday for allegedly selling a bottle of vodka to the teen’s underage friend. Nicholas Thompson, 38, of 340 S. Reynolds … Read More

Hoeflingers: A second letter to all teenagers

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By Brian and Cindy Hoeflinger, Special to Toledo Free Press We want to start this letter by telling you a little bit about our son Brian. As you may know, he died about four months ago in an alcohol-related car accident. He had been drinking vodka at a party with friends the night he died and ended up driving intoxicated. What you … Read More

Hoeflingers want to save your life

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Written by Jeremy Baumhower | The Toledo Free Press | [email protected] May 26, 2013, is the date I never imagined would arrive — the day my oldest daughter and first love, Mackenzie, graduates from high school. I remember doing the math when she was born; I was going to be 37 years old, and how far away that felt. She is … Read More

A Note from Brian’s Dad

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The other day, I was thinking why tragic events happen in our lives.  I remember the intense pain of the night our son Brian died and the sheer disbelief that he was gone from our lives forever. In a fleeting moment he died while Cindy and I were asleep never to have a chance to say good bye to him. … Read More

Channel 13 News Story

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Parents’ emotional presentation to prevent teen drunk driving deaths 13abc.com Toledo (OH) News, Weather and Sports Three months ago, Drs. Brian and Cindy Hoeflinger would never have imagined they would stand on the stage at the Ottawa Hills High School auditorium and talk about the dangers of teenagers drinking and driving.  But three months ago, their son was still alive. … Read More

What every teenager should know about Drinking

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  From: Dr. Brian Hoeflinger: What every teenager should know about Drinking I want to start this letter by telling you a little bit about my son Brian.  As you know he died about 4 months ago in an alcohol related car accident.  He had been drinking vodka at a party with friends the night he died and ended up … Read More

A Word about Brian..

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It’s been 5 weeks since our son Brian died.  Cindy and I were driving home from a friend’s house the other night when we passed the tree that Brian’s car hit.  It was an eery feeling knowing he had hit the tree around the same time we were driving by. The pain of his death is still very present to … Read More