Three days after turning 15, Zach Gonzalez was killed by a drugged driver while riding his bike with his friends. The driver had Valium and cocaine in his system and five cocaine pipes in his vehicle that all tested positive....
Labor Day is a popular day of celebration when many Americans consume alcohol. It’s a time of increased drunk driving which is why an increased law enforcement presence is needed. What is Saturation Saturday? Saturation Saturday was first launched in...
On September 26, 2014, what seemed like a normal Friday night, the Apodaca family was changed forever. Anthony, Alyssa, and their children Uriah and Shala were hit by a drunk driver. The family sustained numerous injuries. Alyssa was pregnant at...
Summer is finally here! It’s a time for barbecues, day trips to the beach, and road trips to new or familiar places. It is also the most dangerous time to be on the road. Annually, there is a spike in...
It took a village to reduce drunk driving fatalities by over 50 percent. At MADD, we understand that it will take a village to reach zero – zero injuries and zero fatalities on our roadways. It is for that reason,...
Michael Finely was the 5th of 6 kids and was always the joker. He was constantly making people laugh. He grew up running around in our big yard, driving go-carts, riding dirt bikes, and playing football. Michael was passionate about...
Once a summer, my children and I would pile into the car at dawn for a 13-hour road trip from Miami to Horse Cove, North Carolina, in the Appalachian Mountains.  For a week, we hiked trails, climbed mountains, explored waterfalls...
Since I was featured in MADD’s “adopt and advocate” campaign, I’ve been getting closer to my 15th work anniversary with MADD. Mothers Against Drunk Driving is a great place to work, not just for its mission but for the commitment...
On July 9, 2011, 7-year-old Xitclalli “Chilli” Vaszquez spent the day at the mall with her sister, cousin, and aunt. She got her hair cut so that she would look extra pretty for her 8th birthday that was just three...
Mothers Against Drunk Driving would not be where it is today without the determination of our volunteers. It takes everyone to eliminate drunk and drugged driving. This month, we recognize Ms. Joan Halsell of the New Mexico affiliate. Joan has...