Archive for August 11th, 2005

MADD Roadblocks?

Thursday, August 11th, 2005

A few days ago I posted a news story about MADD assisting police at DUI "sobriety checkpoints".  What I didn't realize is that MADD apparently goes even further — setting up their own roadblocks! The following news story from a couple of years ago reports on one such roadblock:


CLINTON PROSECUTOR AT ODDS WITH MADD

A prosecutor in Clinton, Tennessee, says the president of the local chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving has been irresponsible.

Anderson County District Attorney General Jim Ramsey said a MADD roadblock June 28th caused a two-vehicle accident.

Further, he said the MADD chapter has interfered in criminal cases and been involved in publicity stunts.

MADD chapter president Susan Ford said the group stays within the policies and guidelines of the organization. She said she feels like the group has community support.


Presumably, MADD is not authorized to stop vehicles on the highways — in which case, why aren't any of the mad mothers arrested and prosecuted?  They clearly pose a threat to public safety (and just as clearly are politically very powerful).


(Thanks to Jeanne Pruett, President of Responsibility in DUI Laws, Inc.)

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