Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Southeast Texas regional office, is creating a community focused action group to help eliminate drunk driving, give victim assistance and care to the victims and their families of this violent and often times deadly crime, and to educate and prevent underage drinking in Ft. Bend County.
Ft. Bend County is part of the region that is known as the “Drunk Driving Capitol of the United States”. There are more deaths and DWI/DUI cases in this part of Texas than in any other area of the United States.
“There will be several ways that people, parents, and anyone in Ft. Bend County can help this Action Group,” says Dave Anderson, Coordinator of Volunteer Resources for MADD South East Texas. “I live in Sugar Land. I attend church in Missouri City. This is my backyard. That is why we chose Ft. Bend County to be the first of 10 counties to have an action group made up of citizens within their county to help save lives and assist in the various programs that MADD has created.”
The roles that Anderson refers to include Youth Programs and in school presentations, Law Enforcement Appreciation, Victim’s Advocacy and Assistance, press patrol, Court Monitoring, Public Policy, and serving on the leadership of the Ft. Bend Community Action group.
The first public formation meeting will be held on Thursday, September 29 at 6:30 p.m., at the Missouri City Public Safety Headquarters, Training Room, located at 3849 Cartwright Rd, in Missouri city between Dulles and Murphy Road. It is free and open to the public for all concerned and caring citizens including high school students and adults of all ages. There is expected to be several law enforcement personnel, MADD representatives, and many local civic and community leaders at this meeting to stand up against this drunk driving on our roads and highways in Ft. Bend County.