Heroic Group of Women Prevent Drunk Driver From Causing Havoc

Heroic Group of Women Prevent Drunk Driver From Causing Havoc

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Since September 5, 1980, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has been fighting against driving under the influence. MADD has been spreading awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving, pushing new legislation to make harsher punishments for offenders and repeat offenders, and providing support to victims and families of loved ones who were lost at the hands of a drunk driver.


Across the country, more women are doing their part to show support for the fight against the drunk driving epidemic and event risking their lives to prevent a drunk driver from causing any serious damage.


According to The Huffington Post, a heroic group of women sacrificed their own car and ricked their well-being to block an alleged drunk driver on the highway.


Three women risked their lives as they followed a reckless, presumably drunk driver on the highway while on the phone with emergency crews. In addition, they recorded a video of the chase and posted it on Facebook.


The alleged drunk driver, 25-year-old Brittany Sharp, was seen driving erratically, hitting curbs and weaving across multiple lanes.


Suzzette Williams, Angelina Powell, and an unidentified woman took matters into their own hands and blocked Sharp’s vehicle with Williams’ Nissan Sentra.


Sharp was charged with driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license, and careless driving.


MADD began in California and has since made a tremendous impact in both the U.S. and Canada and has undoubtedly helped cut down on drunk driving incidents, but there is still work left to be done. Every day, nearly 300,000 drivers get behind the wheel after drinking, but only 4,000 (or fewer) are arrested.


Recently, MADD came back to California to hold a charity walk to raise awareness about driving under the influence in local communities and on a national level.


“This event keeps growing each year,” said Carla Pearson, victim services specialist for MADD. “We hope Kern Country will continue alongside us for the next 365 days as we work to prevent this 100% preventable crime, and ultimately end drunk and drugged driving.”