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Designate a Non-Drinking Driver Ahead of Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this weekend if your plans include alcohol (03/17/2017)
Dallas, Texas – St. Patrick’s Day has evolved into a celebration in which people across the nation enjoy festivities, which usually include alcohol.

Featured MADD Statement

MADD’s statement in response to Ethan Couch and his lawyers turning to Texas Supreme Court to obtain release from jail (Link)

These latest antics of “Affluenza” teen Ethan Couch and his lawyers are cruel and insulting to the families of the four people he killed and the numerous people he injured while driving drunk. To try to escape justice by turning to the Texas Supreme Court to obtain release from jail for his already lenient 720 day sentence is beyond reprehensible. 720 days in jail was not enough. So anything less is wholly unacceptable. Bottom line, Ethan Couch is a criminal, and this meritless motion can’t change that. MADD urges the Texas Supreme Court to reject this preposterous appeal and tell Ethan Couch to serve his time and pay for his deadly crimes.”

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David Strickland, Chair of the Board
Debbie Weir, Chief Executive Officer 
Colleen Sheehey-Church, National President