This Man Decided To Have Drunk Sex With His Wife While Driving And The Result Was Tragic

via Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Department

After a night of passion that turned fatal, a father-of-two has been jailed for five years for a case the judge deemed one of “the most senseless, tragic acts” she’s ever heard of. The cause? Car sex.

Matthew Notebaert’s life was forever changed in 2014 after a night out with his wife, Amanda. The two attended a concert in their first outing since their second child was born. The two took shots of Crown Royal from a flask Amanda snuck in through her purse, and later Notebaert got behind the wheel to take them home.

Facebook / Matthew Notebaert

The couple reportedly pulled the car over at one point to have sex. When they got back on the road, Amanda was still sitting on Notebaert’s lap. He allegedly drove 55 mph in a 30 mph zone, blowing past several warning signs and straight into a canal. Authorities believe they hit the canal so hard that the SUV went airborne for 30 feet before landing on the other side of the canal. Notebaert’s blood alcohol at the time was nearly two times over the legal limit.

Some of Amanda’s family members believed Notebaert was solely to blame and that he deserved his punishment; others said they knew how much Amanda loved him and that she wouldn’t want him to be punished.

Notebaert told the court Amanda was his best friend.

“I miss her more than words can express,” he told Judge Laura Johnson. TC mark

Callie Byrnes

Callie is a professional Thought Catalog blogger by day and an amateur Tumblr blogger by night.

This is me letting you go

If there’s one thing we all need to stop doing, it’s waiting around for someone else to show up and change our lives. Just be the person you’ve been waiting for.

At the end of the day, you have two choices in love – one is to accept someone just as they are and the other is to walk away.

We owe it to ourselves to live the greatest life that we’re capable of living, even if that means that we have to be alone for a very long time.

“Everyone could use a book like this at some point in their life.” – Heather

Let go now

More From Thought Catalog

Callie is a professional Thought Catalog blogger by day and an amateur Tumblr blogger by night. Follow Callie on Instagram or read more articles from Callie on Thought Catalog.