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MADD

Mother Against Drunk Driving 

 

Alcohol-related traffic deaths are on the rise, and underage drinking levels continue to peak. MADD was founded in 1980 by Candy Lightner. Under the presidency of long-time activist Millie Webb, it celebrated its 20th anniversary by signing into law the federal .08 BAC level standard. MADD needs your help keeping our roadways safe and supporting victims of this violent crime. Join the two million MADD volunteers and supporters in over 600 chapters around the country.

 

MADD National Office

511 E. John Carpenter Freeway, Suite 700

Irving, TX 75062

Telephone: (800)GET-MADD (438-6233)

FAX: (972)869-2206/07

E-mail: volunteer@madd.org

http://www.madd.org

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Millie Webb, Mothers Against Drunk Driving

 

“For Millie Webb, life as she knew it ended in a car crash, and that’s also where it began. In 1971, on a quiet Tennessee road, the Webbs were on their way home. Seven months pregnant, Millie was just dozing off in the passenger seat when she was startled by the sound of screeching brakes. Out of nowhere, a driver with a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of .08 percent slammed into their family car. Inside was her husband Roy, their 4-and-a-half-year-old daughter Lori, and 19-month-old nephew, Mitchell. Millie was pulled from the mangled car with a broken neck and burns over nearly 73 percent of her body. Roy suffered severe burns. Their nephew and daughter did not survive their injuries. Mitchell lived for just six hours and little Lori endured two weeks in the hospital before dying from the burns covering 75 percent of her body. As a result of the crash, Kara, the Webbs baby, was born premature and legally blind. “In just a matter of seconds,” Millie declared, “our lives were forever changed.” Unbelievably, the drunk driver responsible for the Webb family's devastating crash was convicted only of manslaughter and received just two years of probation under the lenient 1971 Tennessee laws….”