This has to be height of irony. Debra Oberlin, 48-Year old from Gainesville (Florida), who served as a volunteer (and president for 3 years) for Mothers Against Drunk Driving,  was arrested for driving under influence (DUI) on Feb 18 2011. She was reported to have registered .234 and .239 on breath alcohol tests (legal limit for Florida – 0.08).

There have been some recent news reports about the alleged drunk driving arrest of Debra Oberlin, who served as a volunteer with the Gainesville, FL chapter of MADD nearly 20 years ago. While MADD is concerned to hear about this incident, we commend law enforcement for their efforts to keep our roads safe and are hopeful that no one was hurt as a result. In 2009 alone, nearly 11,000 lives were lost due to drunk driving and another 400,000 people were injured in alcohol-related crashes in the U.S. It is our hope that this recent occurrence will serve as a reminder to others to plan ahead for a safe ride if their plans include alcohol.Source:

The local chapter was closed in 1996 after lack of financial support.

Her alcohol level wasn’t a tad above legal limit, but almost 3 times the limit. It is highly likely that she could have caused damage to both herself and some one else. Makes you wonder, how did she cross the line to being an advocate against drunk driving to driving drunk herself!




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