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Date:9/16/2013

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“Exposing a child to unreasonable risk or placing a child in imminent risk of death or serious injury is a punishable offense. These statistics are alarming and represent the need for legislation to protect our children,” said Withers.

MADD has prepared resources regarding state drunk driving and child endangerment laws that can be found on the MADD website at http://www.madd.org/drunk-driving/state-stats. Additionally, there are tools and information on madd.org for individuals who know of someone who may be driving drunk with a child in the car. MADD also has a 24-hour Help Line at 877-MADD-HELP to provide callers will information and support at no charge.

About Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. With the help of those who want a safer future, MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® will end this danger on America’s roads. PowerTalk 21® is the national day for parents to talk with their kids about alcohol, using the proven strategies of Power of Parents® to reduce the risk of underage drinking. And as one of the largest victim services organizations in the U.S., MADD also supports drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every eight minutes through local MADD victim advocates and at 1-877-MADD-HELP. Learn more at http://www.madd.org or by calling 1-877-ASK-MADD.

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