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I'm going to jail for something my idiot (and now ex) boyfriend did
11 months ago · · Freaking Out,
This all started at his place one night. I'd had one too many glasses of wine and he was sober, so he offered to drive me back to my place in my own car so I wouldn't have to worry about picking it up the next morning. He had planned on calling himself a cab once we were at my apartment. During the drive, however, he couldn't keep his eyes off his stupid phone and allowed the car to drift into the oncoming lane because of it. We collided head on with another car and the driver was seriously hurt. Nothing should've happened to me, but when I got out my phone to call 911, my ex took off running, leaving me alone at the scene!
You can imagine how this looked to the cops. Here was this horrible wreck and I was drunk. So naturally, they didn't believe me when I said I hadn't been the one driving and I was arrested.
My coward of a now ex has refused to admit his involvement. In fact, his story is that I'd left alone that night against his advice! I'm screwed. I have no way to prove my innocence. The man he hurt was unconscious, so he can't tell the court who was really responsible. And since I had opted to lay down in the backseat and wasn't belted in, the black box will indicate that only one person was in the car at the time of the crash.
My lawyer says the "Honestly, someone else was driving" excuse is one judges here all the time and that unless I can prove it beyond a doubt, there's almost no chance of it working. It'll just look like I'm refusing to take responsibility for my actions. He says my best bet is to take what the prosecution is offering: a year in jail. If I don't, I could be looking at as much as five years.
This morning I finally accepted that I have no choice but to go to jail for something I didn't do. And while I've decided on this, that doesn't mean I'm not freaking out over everything this means giving up. My freedom, my job, my driver's license for at least two years. Not to mention I'll probably be looking at a civil suit once I've pled guilty.
I'm now sitting here trying to work up the courage to call my parents and tell them what I've decided. I know they'll be adamantly against this. After all, what parent wants to have to visit their daughter in jail? I really don't want to argue with them, as I really need their support right now. I just hope I can get them to see that there really is no alternative.
I swear to God, if I ever see my ex again after this, I might just kill him. I still can't believe he's doing this to me.