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I remember Tim Horton’s death when he crashed his Ford Pantera sports car on Ontario’s QEW highway in the wee hours of the morning, February 21, 1974. I had watched him and his Sabres play my Leafs the night before.

At the time of Tim’s one car collision, the alcohol in his system was twice the legal limit. Judge him if you wish, but, I know for a fact that, in ’74, drinking and driving was not subjected to the same kind of moral condemnation that it rightfully is today. Back then, lots of people drank and drove.


David Ward authors books like The Lost 10 Point Night and Bay of Hope.

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