Harris Blackwood, Director of Governor's Office of Highway Safety
Dakota Baker, Brother killed by drunk driver
MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -
Members of “Mothers Against Drunk Driving” (MADD) in Colquitt County are remembering those who lost their lives in DUI crashes.
They released butterflies in honor of the occasion, although it took just a few minutes for the beautiful creatures to take flight. Members are hoping this will help raise awareness, and warn others not to drink and drive. This is the first year for the event that organizers hope will ultimately save lives.
“It turns those families into advocates, “Mothers Against Drunk Driving,” over the past thirty years it has succeeded in making drunk driving an unacceptable behavior,” said Harris Blackwood, Director of Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.
“If I could change one life then my brother would be happy because I don't want anyone else to be killed by a drunk driver, because I know the feeling of being a victim of it,” said Dakota Baker."
More than two dozen butterflies we're released during the program.