Mother Recalls Son's Drunk Driving Accident That Claimed Lives of Teens
Tami O'Brien spoke at Blink of an Eye seminar about her son Jason Casper, an aspiring Chicago police officer who killed two Carl Sandburg High School students in a drunk driving accident, to educate people about risky behavior.
Tami O'Brien stayed quiet as long as she could about the car accident involving her son, Jason Casper.
On Feb. 12, 2005, Casper was driving through 159th Street and Harlem Avenue when he struck a car. Casper had been drinking before, and 16-year-old Ahmad Shaban as well as 17-year-old Mohammed Shuaibi died as a result of the accident.
Casper was later sentenced to 12 years in prison.
About a year after he started his sentence, O'Brien began speaking openly about her son's accident, most recently with Orland Fire Battalion Chief Mike Schofield's Blink of an Eye seminar. The hope is to educate people about what can be lost through risky behavior.