Novmeber 2018 e-newsletter


#ReasonstoRide    MADD/Uber Partnership


Despite that it’s never been easier to get a safe ride home, drunk driving crashes have actually increased in recent years.  MADD has a new national co-branded awareness campaign with Uber – Reasons to Ride to highlight the many safe ride resources available today. The three components are a website, reasonstoride.orgdigital video and social media hashtag: #ReasonsToRide.


Holiday Season NHTSA Campaigns


The holidays are known for being merry and bright, but they are also known for being the deadliest season when it comes to drunk driving. Every holiday season, lives are lost due to drunk drivers. In preparation for the holiday season, NHTSA will be supporting the Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving campaign from November 23rd to December 11th and the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign from December 14th to January 1st. Their social norming and enforcement marketing tools can be used to support efforts to stop impaired drivers during the holiday season. Click here for social norming (Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving) marketing tools. Click here for enforcement (Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over) marketing tools. Also check out NHTSA’s YouTube channel NHTSA’s YouTube channel for videos that can be shared on social media.


Read 25 Tips for Managing Grief During the Holidays on the MADD VA Blog


Download our free victim assistance resources available from our support library at this webpage.


Contact the MADD VA office and ask to speak with a Victim Services Specialist: 1-800-533-6233


After hours, or if you need immediate assistance, call the 24-Hour Victim Help Line: 877.MADD.HELP




11/29/18 - Tie One On For Safety Press Conference

                   Richmond Ford West

12/12/18 - Piedmont ASAP/ MADD VA Regional Law Enforcement Awards




Impaired Driving Stories in the News                


11/18/18 Dyana Vasquez-Flores, 26, Prince William County

11/15/18 Joshua Patterson, 35, Virginia Beach

11/9/18 Kelly Anne Tabaniag, 19, Hampton

11/7/18 Luis Meja Casteneda, 30, Fairfax County

11/5/18 Pablo Angulo, 24, and Prince Arthur, 19, Prince William County

10/30/18 Michael R. Vest, 24, Nelson County

Woman Dies in Wrong Way Crash

Hopewell Police Officer Charged with DUI

Alcohol and Speed Factors in Crash that Injures Children

Man Arrested for DUI After Crashing and Fleeing the Scene

Man Accused of DUI After 3 Vehicle Has Died

2019 Training for Law Enforcement, Prosecutors and Judges

- Information on Upcoming DUID Training and Advanced DUI Training here.

- “Judging Traffic” publication of the National Center for State Courts


MADD Around VA


BIG Thanks to the Henrico Police Department for allowing our volunteers to distribute red ribbons and thank drivers for not driving impaired at a checkpoint on Oct 27. Lt. Rob Netherland advises there were 62 tickets written in conjunction with the checkpoint including 8 DUI’s and several drug arrests. The total also included the arrest of a violent felon and 2 robbery suspects who were all wanted.


Winners of the Southside VA ASAP/MADD Law Enforcement Awards held Oct 18th in Clarkesville.


The MADD Southside/ Virginia State Police DUI Simulator has been very busy educating the Virginia Beach community!!


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