July 2018 e-newsletter


Congratulations to our newest MADD VA Victim Advocates!!


A MADD Victim Assistance Training Institute was held in Charlottesville this month thanks to Victims of Crime Act funding awarded to MADD VA by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services. Volunteers from around the state, all of whom lost a loved one or were injured in an impaired driving crash, were trained to provide victim assistance.   For information about victim services in Virginia, contact or in the State office or in the northern Virginia office.


Victim support and assistance is available 24 hours a day by calling

Marijuana and Driving in VA


  • Virginia doctors can now recommend cannabidiol oil (CBD) as a treatment for any diagnosed condition or disease. The Virginia legislature approved a regulatory program for the in-state production of medical cannabis oil. The sale of medical THC oil has been the first step toward full legalization of marijuana in every state where it has become legal.


Things to Know About Marijuana and Driving…


To learn more about marijuana and driving: MADD: Drugged DrivingCenters for Disease ControlSmart Approaches to Marijuana: Lessons Learned After Marijuana LegalizationSmart Approaches to Marijuana: Marijuana and DrivingCommunity Coalitions of Virginia



MADD Regional Law Enforcement Awards Are Coming Up!


  • 8/23/18 Virginia Beach
  • 9/6/18 Harrisonburg
  • 9/7/18 Roanoke
  • 9/13/18 Abingdon
  • 9/20/18 Staunton/Charlottesville
  • Stratford Hall - TBD
  • Peninsula - TBD
  • Northern Virginia –TBD


Does your law enforcement agency participate? If not, contact for more information.


10/13/18 - Northern VA Walk Like MADD/MADD Dash - in Herndon. Volunteers Needed! Contact


10/23-31/18 - Red Ribbon Week 2018. Contact to partner with MADD in your community.


11/19/18 - Richmond Candlelight Vigil, Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Pictures from last year.


Impaired Driving Stories in the News                

7/13/18 Brandon Carneal, 26, Virginia Beach

7/9/18 David Scott King, 44, Roanoke County

7/8/18 Vang Houn, 80, Dinwiddie County

State Police Arrest Nearly 1 Person an Hour Over July 4 Holiday

6/11/18 Former Reality Star Pleads Guilty in VA Beach Fatal Crash

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