Most people are familiar with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). The organization’s main stated goal is to reduce the number of drunk driving fatalities in the U.S. In addition to their many advertising campaigns like you might see reflected on billboards as you drive on I-95 in Fort Lauderdale, they also have many educational programs.
One of these programs, called the Victim Impact Panel (VIP), is generally only attended by people ordered to do so in connection with a DUI plea or following trial. According to a recent news article from The Moultrie Observer, a woman was arrested at one of the VIP meetings for allegedly showing up drunk and causing a public disturbance. Continue reading