Keeping Drinking and Driving Separate

By: Rachel Alig Email
By: Rachel Alig Email

Lauderdale County's Mothers Against Drunk Driving wants to make sure everyone has a good and safe new year.

Pam Vance is a member of the Lauderdale County chapter of MADD. She says people often have to face others trying to drive after drinking. If that's the case, she says you can save their lives by preventing them from doing so.

"If that person is trying to take their keys, and you know that they have had more than a beer, then go ahead and call the authorities. You may ultimately be saving their life. And it would be very hard to face somebody or face that family saying, 'I let him get behind that wheel', knowing that he had already had a couple of beers or just a beer or one drink or one bottle of wine," stressed Vance.

Vance said she hopes everyone starts the new year off right and avoids the combination of drinking and driving.


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  • by Anonymous on Jan 6, 2010 at 07:55 AM
    as far as drinking and driving the laws are too week... both on level and enforcement. As fire/rescue I have seen fist hand the carnage of the aftermath wreck on 45 a few years ago where a mother & child was killed then another guy was released from prison for drink..... should be first offense 2yrs and loss of linc. for life second offense 20 yrs.. if a death due to it first degree manslaughter reason you drank knowing what the outcome can be.. William hope you bare never a victim of one
  • by MADD Location: Lauderdale on Jan 5, 2010 at 04:16 AM
    William were you born butt first? because you are using your butt not your head. I hope that all drivers that chose to drink are arrested.
  • by Randy Location: lauderdale county on Jan 3, 2010 at 07:15 PM
    If anyone doesn't know that drinking and driving is illegal,They must be living on another planet.If you get locked up for DUI,You get what you deserved.
  • by william on Jan 3, 2010 at 04:07 PM
    every driver need to dink and drive
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