Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

PUTNAM ROTARY NEWS ; State Representative for MADD Addresses Rotary

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

PUTNAM ROTARY NEWS ; State Representative for MADD Addresses Rotary

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"Every day 28 people die as a result of drunk driver crashes, Margie Sadler told Putnam Rotarians at their weekly meeting in Hurricane on June 7. She held up one of several photographs on display. "Here are four children killed by a drunk driver, she said. "If you have lost a child, there is no greater loss.

Retiring after a career as a police officer for Charleston, Sadler volunteers today as a state officer for Mothers Against Drunk Driving. a nonprofit which has saved an estimated 300,000 lives in its 35-year history.

In a recent year, MADD served 63,000 victims and survivors of car accidents involving drunk and drugged drivers.

"We serve all victims of DUI crashes, she said, "victims today or victims from accidents that happened 30 years ago.

"The criminal justice system will stop. Offenders get out of jail; they're back on the street. But we never stop with our families.

"We give a outlet to be able to bring the hurt and the pain out.

MADD advocates have accompanied victims to trials and parole hearings. …

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