Two years ago today, Long Island mother Diane Schuler inexplicably drove south in the parkway’s northbound lanes for 1.7 miles before colliding head-on with another vehicle in Mount Pleasant. The accident left 8 people dead and has been the subject of national conversation since.
Last night, HBO aired “There’s Something Wrong With Aunt Diane,” a documentary that explored that aftermath of the tragedy. The film paid particular attention to Daniel Schuler and his efforts to vindicate his wife, who was found to have both alcohol and marijuana in her system after the accident.
Did you watch the documentary? Did it change your impressions of the case? Why or why not?
In the wake of the crash, the Editorial Board hosted a panel on drunk driving and its consequences. A year later, we hosted a second panel. Here are those sessions:
2009 panel on the Schuler case and drunk driving:
2010 panel on the Schuler case and drunk driving: