September 2018 e-newsletter


Virginia Governor Northam Launches In-Car Alcohol Detection Partnership


RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam launched the Driven to Protect public-private partnership that is developing technology to eliminate drunk driving and save lives on Virginia roads. The partnership is the first between a state government and the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety Program (DADSS) to deploy in-vehicle alcohol detection sensors (ADS) that will determine when a driver is impaired with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at or above the legal limit of 0.08 percent.  Office of the Governor Media Release.


Learn more from this DADSS youtube video.  More coverage from WSET, WTOP, WWBT, GHSA, and at the DADSS website.





MADD National is sponsoring a Red Ribbon Week Promotional Contest to encourage middle/high school and underage college students to Say NO to Alcohol as a group. Your team or club can enter to win $500!  Take a group photo and share with #ProtectURSquad.   The contest runs Oct 1 -31. Look for more details soon at MADDs Power of Youth webpage here or MADDs twitter account here. See contest rules here.



9/25/18 - Northern VA Regional Law Enforcement Awards

9/28/18 - Stratford Hall Regional Law Enforcement Awards

10/1/18 - Richmond Regional Law Enforcement Awards

10/13/18 - Northern VA Walk Like MADD/MADD Dash - in Herndon. Walkers, Teams and Volunteers Needed! Contact  There is a Sneaker Drive to support MADD in conjunction with the WALK, contact to donate sneakers or set up a collection site.

10/18/18 - Clarksville Regional Law Enforcement Awards

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

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

12/4/18 - Virginia Beach Candlelight Vigil, Founders Inn. Pictures from last year.


Impaired Driving Stories in the News                


8/18/18 Seth Wilson, 19, Henrico

Waynesboro Man Charged with Manslaughter

Impaired Driver Found Guilty of More Charges

8/20/18 John James Bailey, III, 61, Hanover

8/21/18 Linwood Michael Lewis, 39, Henrico

Virginia Beach Driver Charged with DUI After Hitting Police Cars

Va. state police: Man arrested for DUI after fatal crash
8/23/18 Jonathan Armitage, 28, Frederick Co.

9/6/18 James Anthony Simpson, 49, Henrico


MADD Around VA


2018 MADD Law Enforcement Awards


Pictures from the 2018 Law Enforcement Awards ceremonies are being added to the MADD VA Flickr page as we receive them.


The York/Poquoson Sheriff’s Dept. Honors Law Enforcement Awards winner on their Facebook page.


Media coverage: MADD Law Enforcement Awards Winners From Suffolk


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