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 …...
July 2022 Officer of the Month Officer Nickolus Van Buren El Paso, Texas Police Department   MADD proudly recognizes Officer Nickolus Van Buren of the El Paso Police Department as our Officer of the Month for July 2022. Officer Van...
A drugged driver killed my parents.  Oral fluid roadside testing will save lives and save more families from that pain. By Brian Swift   In 2013, a logging truck barreled through a red light and slammed into my parents’ car,...
The National Alliance to Stop Impaired Driving By – Darrin Grondel  Vice President, Government Relations and Traffic Safety Responsibility.org   On March 20, 2013, Thomas and Barbara Swift were tragically killed in upper Michigan State by a log truck driver...
‘Operation Dry Water’ Takes Place Nationwide Deterring Impaired Boating Taylor Matsko Communications & Marketing Director National Association of State Boating Law Administrators Not only is impaired operation a concern on our nation’s roadways, but it also is a major issue...
“I find peace in knowing that each of you are out there every day” Alex Otte Mothers Against Drunk Driving National President My name is Alex Otte and I am the National President of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. In two...
MADD June 2022 Officer of the Month Officer Josh Landrum Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency MADD National selects Officer Josh Landrum as our Officer of the Month for June 2022.  Officer Landrum is with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Officer Landrum...
May Mission Moment  Officer Nicholas Galinger Chattanooga, Tennessee Police Department  End of Watch February 24, 2019 Police Officer Nicholas Galinger was struck and killed by a vehicle in the 2900 block of Hamill Road at 11:00 pm, on February 24,...
National Peace Officers Memorial Day By: Ron Replogle MADD National Law Enforcement Initiatives Manager As many of you know, today is National Peace Officers Memorial Day.  Thousands of law enforcement officers and their families are gathered in our Nation’s Capital...
MADD May 2022 Officer of the Month  The 616 Officers who made the Ultimate Sacrifice and gave their lives in the line of duty protecting America in 2021. “It is not how these officers died that made them heroes, it...
April Focus on Impaired Driving Enforcement and “420” By – Joe Abrusci Project Manager Drug Evaluation & Classification Program – Eastern Region International Association of Chiefs of Police   Marijuana use and 420 celebrations are becoming more mainstream as additional...