AN ANGLESEY mother whose son was killed by a drink driver has warned motorists not to take the risk.
Jennifer Hughes, of aged lost her son Clifford, aged 17, of Malltraeth, was a passenger in a car involved in a horrific crash on the A5 at Menai Bridge.
She said: "Clifford was a wonderful son, and adored by his family. Our loss is indescribable.
“It's an absolute tragedy that his life ended because of something as stupid and needless as drink driving.”
Richard Brown, 24 at the time of the crash, was jailed for 10 years after the car crossed a grassy verge and hit a wall before thumping into a tree.
The tree was uprooted and fell onto a parked car.
Clifford was thrown out of the back of the car and killed on impact when the boot flew open and hit him.
Brown was almost twice the alcohol limit and had taken cocaine, diazepam, cannabis and methadone.
Elin Rowlands, aged 15, and Rebecca Lee, aged 18, were killed in the crash, which happened in February 2009.
Rebecca was 14 months pregnant at the time of the crash.
Meanwhile, Stacey Hughes was left a tetraplegic by the tragedy.
Jennifer lent her support for road safety charity Brake’s Not a Drop, Not a Drag anti-drink and drug driving campaign.
She said: “I'd plead with anyone to never ever drive after drinking - not even one - and speak out about drink driving to your friends.
“And of course, never get into a car with a driver who has been drinking, it just isn't worth the risk, as my Cliff and his friends sadly found out."
If you think someone regularly drink drives, North Wales Police on 101, or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
For more information on Brake’s campaign, visit www.brake.org.uk.