MADD Honors Victims of Drunk Driving

CHARLOTTE, NC — The holiday season is a time to celebrate, but it can also be a sobering reminder of a loved one who is no longer with you.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving held its National Day of Remembrance Thursday with a candlelight vigil to remember those who have died in drunk driving accidents.

Last year, 349 people in North Carolina were killed in drunk driving crashes. Those accidents tend increase around the holidays.

“This is a time of celebration, but it can especially be hard, because they are spending time without a loved one,” says Laronda Scott, NC Executive Director of MADD.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving ask if you plan to go out and have a drink this holiday season, use a designated driver.