MADD vigil remembers child killed by drunk driver

Monday, December 3rd 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Mothers Against Drunk Driving is remembering a Green Country girl whose life was cut short.

MADD held a candlelight vigil Sunday night at TU's Sharp Chapel. It was an effort to comfort a father whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver. He says his hope is this holiday season, people think twice before getting behind the wheel after a party where they've been drinking. Gary Henderson with MADD: "If you're the person doing the drinking just plan ahead, use a designated driver, taxi cabs, you know there's all sorts of alternatives."

Although drunken driving deaths were on the way down for a while, they are slowly rising again. 40% of last year's traffic fatalities involved alcohol.