It seems like a lifetime ago.
Fortunately, it has been years since the night you received the phone call that your husband had been ticketed with his second DUI. Although you knew that he drank and you sometimes drank together, it suddenly became apparent that his drinking was becoming a problem.
Both the first and the second time that he was picked up he never even called you. Instead, a phone call to one of his bowling friends produced the ride home he needed from the police station. When he was ticked the first time your husband made it seem like it was no big deal. The police car had been sitting a block from the bowling alley and just picked someone to stop. It was your husband’s turn.
That’s how he explained it anyway.
The second offense, however, was a signal that drinking was a probl