Driving drunk is an inexcusable offense. And yet the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that fatal incidents involving drunk drivers increased from an average of 36 fatalities a day to 54 per day — just over the New Years period.
I will be meeting tomorrow with the family of a man who was tragically killed by a drunk driver as he was walking across the street to buy groceries on Christmas Eve, of all nights, and I would love to have the opportunity to represent them and see that justice is done. Thank you, MADD, for the referral.
I see these drunk driver cases a lot – and they infuriate me every single time. We know that it is illegal to get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle drunk, we know the dangers, and yet people still do it every single day. One organization that I strongly support is MADD or Mothers Against Drunk Driving. I believe strongly in what MADD is doing to combat drunk driving and donate to or sponsor many of their events.
I am also a big believer in the value of physical exercise, so I am excited to again sponsor MADD’s “Walk Like MADD” event on Saturday, April 9th. It will start at the Trinity Park in Fort Worth, less than a mile away from my office, at 8:30 a.m. and will be a fun way to raise money for this great cause and encourage people to exercise. Registration information and other details about the April 9th walk are at www.walklikemadd.org.
If you have been hurt by a drunk driver, please call me. I will fight hard to recover your damages and punish the offending driver.