The beginning of 2009 seemed to be the average, expected year for the North Star High School freshman, John Austin Blough, better known by all as Johnny. At just fifteen years old, he was a leader in and out of...
Day on the beach – Done A quick trip to Waldbaum’s Shop – Wrapped up Nails – Awesome looking! Devastate and destroy the life of a complete stranger because of the choices one makes – Irreversible That’s how Cathy Dubas...
In July, the National Association of Drug Court Professionals held the world’s largest conference for treatment courts and criminal justice reform. More than 5,000 people gathered at the National Harbor Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland to take part in more than 300...
Holiday party season is here, and it’s decked out in mistletoe, jingle bells and flashing lights! As a Mothers Against Drunk Driving® supporter, you understand the importance of keeping the holly and the jolly in this season by planning to...
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  So far this month, donors have really stepped up to fight against drunk and drugged driving. Thanks to a match by Nationwide®, the gifts are doing TWICE the good. That means spreading TWICE the hope, healing and help. Thank...
By Theresa Martinez Ashley’s mother MADD drunk driving victim, advocate and volunteer Some days you never, ever forget. For me, one of those days is the one when my Ashley was born…all five pounds of her… three weeks early …...
Larry Coggins State Executive Director MADD Florida State Office   My relationship with MADD started in the early morning hours shortly after midnight on a hot Central Florida summer night in the early nineties.  I was a rookie State Troop...
MADD July 2021 Officer of Month Lieutenant Joshua Battista Goose Creek, SC Police Department   MADD National proudly selects Lieutenant Joshua Battista as our Officer of the Month for July 2021.  Lieutenant Battista supervises the Traffic Unit of the Goose...
A mother’s grief and loss, turns to a passion to end drunk driving. By:  Ava Fontenot   Lindsey My 25year old son Lindsey and his 21year old friend Raymond were killed by a drunk driver on July 2, 2010. Raymond...
By Alex Otte It might sound strange to say, but today, I celebrate 11 years since the day my life was forever changed because of one man’s wrong choice. I say “celebrate,” even though the day itself and the week...
What Exactly is a Law Enforcement Liaison?   Tim Burrows manages the National Law Enforcement Liaison Program for the Governors Highway Safety Association. His role is to support the nation’s Law Enforcement Liaisons (LELs), who work for State Highway Safety...
June 2021 Officer of the Month Officer Michael Williams El Paso, Texas Police Department   MADD proudly recognizes Officer Michael Williams of the El Paso Police Department as our Officer of the Month for June 2021. Officer Williams is assigned...
Mission Moment “You are paralyzed . . . We don’t know if you will walk again.”   I looked around the hospital room, confused, and blinked my eyes several times as I tried to grasp the words that were just...
MADD May 2021 Officer of the Month The 362 Officers who made the Ultimate Sacrifice and gave their lives in the line of duty protecting America in 2020. “It is not how these officers died that made them heroes, it...
To all the patrol officers, detectives, DUI task force officers… From Susie Spoolstra-Kelley Zachary Spoolstra’s “Momma”   I first want to thank you for reading my story, and I want to thank you on behalf of my experience with all...
Brian Ursino, Director of Law Enforcement American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators Assistant Chief, Washington State Patrol (retired)   A person who has “bought into” the mission statement of their employer conducts themselves consistently with that mission statement. But what...