“Do As I Say, Not As I Do”

Posted by Lawrence Taylor on February 26th, 2011

The hypocrisy continues…..

Former President of MADD Arrested on DUI Charge

Gainesville, FL.  Feb. 24 – A former president of the defunct local chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving was arrested recently by the Gainesville Police Department on a DUI charge.

Debra Oberlin, 48, was arrested after she had difficulty on a field sobriety test. She registered a .234 and .239 on breath alcohol tests. Florida’s legal limit for driving is .08.

Oberlin, a Realtor, had no comment when contacted Thursday by The Sun.

On Feb. 18 at 1:10 a.m., an officer spotted Oberlin driving erratically on Northwest 19th Street, swerving and crossing lanes, an arrest report states. Oberlin was pulled over in the 3600 block of Northwest 39th Avenue.

The officer wrote that Oberlin smelled of alcohol and had watery, bloodshot and dilated eyes. The report states that Oberlin told the officer she had four beers.

Gainesville’s MADD chapter existed for several years in the 1990s before closing in 1996 because of lack of financial support. Oberlin was the chapter president for three years.

Thanks to Matthew Kensky of Fairfax, Virginia.

  • elf

    i don’t wish a DUI on anyone. its about time the people of madd experience what us victims of DUI go through.

    now they can see what they created.
    i should be interesting to see her defense.

    i am a florida dui victim and the florida dui laws are way out of line.

    i hope this article is published nationally to show madd does not practice what they preach.

    i finally finishing my 5 yr revocation
    but the precisions will continue.

    i struggle to get health insurance, we do not have espungement in this state and i don’t know if i can seal my record.

    i am glad to see the truth about madd