November 30, 2016
Bo, 17, has been arrested six times, and charged with two DUI felonies. Watch his story here.
TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Conflict so big it needs a Dr. Phil solution?
Dr. Phil asks Janelle – who lost her 21-year-old daughter in 2013 to a driver with a blood alcohol content of .17 – to give Bo a “wake-up call” – before it’s too late.
“I don’t understand why people don’t have a plan before they go out. They know they’re going to drink, they know they’re going to drive. There are so many options these days,” says Janelle . “My daughter’s story is written. Her book is closed. My family’s story is a whole different story than what I thought it would be … You can still write your story. We’re never going to be OK.”
Turning to Bo’s parents, who Dr. Phil points out are rewarding their son’s bad behavior, she continues, “You might see your son in a casket one day. I’ve seen my daughter in a coffin. I remember looking at her and her hands weren’t the right color. I thought, I have to save my daughter, I have to fix her, she’s not OK. It didn’t matter. She was dead. My daughter is gone, and I wake up every day and I say, I don’t want to be me. This is who I am now. I’m talking to you begging you both to stop. Stop this behavior.”
Pleading with Bo, she adds, "You have a chance. You have the choice. Only you can make it. Because once they're gone they're gone."