How well the kid did academically (or whether his being a "star athlete through high school and college" may have 'helped' his grades), has nothing to do with the actions of a drunk that hit the cop with the car. If he was "moving his car like the cops told him to" and "the cop just stood in front of the car", and "he was only going 10MPH", there is one incredible easy thing even drunk people can do, it's called STOPPING THE FUCKING CAR!!!! If he would've stepped on the break pedal instead of accelerating and running down the cop, he would have been detained, maybe had a few tickets written, and worst case, gotten a DUI. But, he hit the cop, was justifiably shot as a result, and perished. The moral of the story is PLAY STUPID GAMES, WIN STUPID PRIZES!!!!