Drunk driving victims speak out
The Colquitt County chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) attended a court ordered meeting Saturday morning for those who have been convicted of a DUI (driving under the influence).
The reason MADD volunteers attended was to share their stories, in hopes of persuading these people to make better decisions.
14 year old Dakota Baker was just one of the volunteers who spoke out. Baker lost her 19 year old brother three years ago. Her brother was pulled over on the side of the road when a drunk driver ran into and killed him.
Baker spoke about her brother, how he was her hero, and how he didn't deserve to die that night. Baker said the worst part is, he wasn't doing anything wrong.
Karen Dell also spoke out to those convicted of a DUI. Dell considers herself one of the lucky ones. Her daughter was hit by a drunk driver a few years ago, and it left her with serious injuries. The accident was so bad that the doctors told Dell her daughter might not make it. Luckily, her daughter was able to recover, but her life was still forever changed because of that accident. Dell hopes by speaking out, other people will change their minds before getting behind the wheel when they've had a drink.