This story is just so very sad and so needlessly tragic. Please , Please, Please don't drink and drive. My thoughts and prayers are with both families.
The ordeal has left both families grieving. Mr. Tobin, who is out on bail and barred from contacting most of his friends – including the victim’s family – doesn’t know whether he’s allowed to attend his best friend’s funeral.
“We cannot begin to describe our profound sadness as Alex and our son Jack have been the best of friends for many years. These two young men were very close. Alex’s tragic death is devastating for two families,” a Tobin family statement said, extending its heartfelt condolences to the Zolpis family.
Mr. Tobin, who is also 24, wept during a court hearing on Christmas Day before being released on $100,000 bail. He’s now confined by court order to his parents’ home in Manotick, Ont., near Ottawa, and is barred from drinking and from contacting most of his friends.