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This week KOLN/KGIN is running a week long segment on “DUI:The Hangover” http://www.kolnkgin.com/home/headlines/51829797.html.  On behalf of MADD, I want to thank those who have spoke out, during this DUI segment,  about the violent crime that DUI presents to our community.  Thanks to Chief Tom Casady http://lpd304.blogspot.com/, Lincoln Police Department, for speaking candidly about the amount of resources needed (tax payers dollars) to stop drunk driving, the public safety threat that drunk drivers present to innocent victims and the unimagianble loss when a community member is seriously injured or killed.

Chief Tom Casady

Chief Tom Casady

I want to encourage you to watch all of the segments to better understand ALL that has been accomplished and we certainly have more to do.  Nevertheless, let’s not lose sight of the good news and that is alcohol-related deaths in Nebraska in 2008 had a 30% decline, from 92 to 67.  That is something to acknowledge.  Much of the decline can be attributed to enforcement, enforcement, enforcement.  Thanks goes out to law enforcement for being viglient and not tolerating drunk driving in our communities.  More thanks goes to prosecutors for holding the offender accountable and then continued thanks goes to probation officers as they work to ensure we do not have an individual reoffend.

MADD knows all too well the cost of drunk driving all you need to do is visit our tribute pagehttp://www.maddnebraska.org/tributes to understand the pain and loss of family members, friends and communities when an alcohol-related crash hits home.

We help survivors survive

We help survivors survive

If you or someone you know is a victim of drunk driving and would like to have support please call MADD Nebraska, 800-444-6233, we are here to support you.

Simera Reynolds, M.Ed.

State Executive Director