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charge, advocate for stronger
laws and create a future of No More
Victims®.

INCIDENTS A DAY

Adults drank too much and drove about 121 million times per year-over 300,00 incidents of drinking and driving a day.

DEATHS A YEAR

That’s 28 deaths every day and one death every 51 minutes. Each and every one of them 100% preventable

INJURIES PER YEAR

290,000 injuries per year means exponentially more friends, family members and loved ones, unnecessarily effected by this preventable crime

THE HUMAN TOLL

Drunk Driving comes with a cost - and it is one that robs us of mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, spouses and friends. Meet the people behind the statistics.

On February 20, 2005, Robert’s car broke down on the side of the road.  While talking with his older brother on the side of the road, a drunk driver hit and killed Robert “Bobby” and nearly hit his older brother.  Robert was 32 years old, a loving father and brother who we miss every day.

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Robert "Bobby" Mello
  It was a little after 4:00 a.m.   June 8, 2014.  Like most people, I was in bed, asleep.  It was a loud banging that woke me up and it took me a minute to figure out that someone was banging on the door.  My husband had gotten up before me and was answering the...

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Michael Fox
February 7, 2007 was the day that forever changed Karen Mertes’ life path. Karen, a Lieutenant Colonel serving in the United States Air Force, was driving the speed limit on the interstate when she was struck from behind by a drunk driver traveling over 100 mph. He had a blood alcohol level of nearly three...

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Karen Mertes

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