Shepherdstown man uses jail sentence as promise message to students

West Virginia

Students at Spring Mills High School listened on as Joshua Brown shared his journey after serving 3 year sentence for killing a man while under the influence.

Brown, who is the formal coach of Jefferson High School in West Virginia, said he was driving home one night of drinking and that is when he crashed head on into an 87 year-old man, killing him. During that night of Nov. 1 2014, Brown shared that he doesn’t remember anything that happen the night of the crash.

He was then indicted Jan. 2015 and served a consecutive three years.

After he was released, Brown made a commitment to himself to use his experience as a learning tool for youth.

Students at Spring Mills High School are set for prom which will happen April 27. Brown was the guest speaker who encouraged the students not to drink and drive over the prom weekend.

Soon after Brown was finished speaking, students had the opportunity to sign a prom promise pledge and receive a bracelet that read “Prom Promise 2019 and it’s not just your life.”

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