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MADD National President Writes Open Letter to Judge in Ethan Couch Case, (05/11/2016)
DALLAS – Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) today released an open letter written by MADD National President Colleen Sheehey-Church urging Judge Wayne Salvant to uphold his original order at the upcoming May 16 hearing for Couch to serve 720 days in jail.

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The following statement is issued by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) National President Colleen Sheehey-Church regarding Ethan Couch. Please include this statement in future stories regarding the topic.

"Our voices were heard! More importantly, the voices of the victims were heard! Less than 10 hours after MADD posted our open letter to Judge Wayne Salvant on, the judge did the right thing and signed an order into place today reaffirming the probation terms he set on Ethan Couch’s April 13th hearing. In our letter, we asked Judge Salvant to maintain the 720-day jail term, the maximum amount of jail time allowed under Texas law, and that’s what he did. After years of heartbreak, this is a small victory. But we can never say that we won. No one ever wins in drunk driving crashes. No one can win when someone kills or injures innocent people." - Colleen Sheehey-Church, MADD National President 

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