Prevent Drunk Driving

Drunks Against Drunk Driving

Preventing drunk driving... one drunk at a time.

"We were the problem, now we want to be part of the solution"

Who is "Drunks Against Drunk Driving"?

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Drunks Against Drunk Driving is a community of recovering alcoholics and addicts. Our goal is to prevent drunk driving. Most of our members have driven while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Some of us are convicted drunk drivers. Our message is focused on those drunk drivers that are alcoholics. Our message to alcoholics is simple and singular ...

If you don't drink,
        you can't drive drunk!


We wish to share our individual stories of recovery with all those that are interested. Many alcoholics believe they can't quit drinking, or that their lives would be unhappy without alcohol. We are here to tell alcoholics that "Life without alcohol is possible and most recovering alcoholics experience a new level of true happiness". It is a simple fact: if you don't drink, it is impossible to drive drunk. If you are interested in finding out more about Drunks Against Drunk Driving, or have any comments, please contact us.

Preventing Drunk Driving - one drunk at a time

The members of our community all abstain from alcohol and drugs, usually with the help of some type of treatment/recovery program. No one has to do this alone. Our members found a way to quit drinking. We live sober and productive lives and no longer drive drunk. You can quit drinking too. Contact us or one of the treatment referral services on our recovery page.   

A Message from One Alcoholic to Another

Get help!   Physicians advise that it is best to receive medical treatment when first abstaining from alcohol or drugs to avoid serious withdrawal symptoms. Like all chronic problems, alcoholism and addiction require professional care. Most of the individual members of Drunks Against Drunk Driving are involved in some type of on-going treatment program.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers a treatment referral service phone number: 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

Click here for recovery resources.   

The Drinking and Driving Formula for Alcoholics

The exact number of drunk drivers that can be classified as alcoholics is not known. One study indicates that a little over one half of drunk drivers can be classified as "binge/heavy drinkers". (article). Let's examine some simple logic in regards to alcoholics and drunk driving. To drive drunk you must do two things (1) drink and (2) drive. Thus, to prevent alcoholics from driving drunk, we have two primary options...

Option 1:  Drink but don't drive


Option 2:  Drive but don't drink


Why option #1 fails for many alcoholics...

The problem with alcoholics is that, by definition, they drink and get drunk. Because alcohol affects reasoning ability, alcoholics all too often engage in risky and illegal behavior including driving while drunk. An alcoholic may have good intentions before drinking. However, when drunk, good intentions usually fly out the window. The high rate of repeat drunk driving offenders supports this fact. Thus, for most alcoholics, the only sure way to avoid drunk driving is to abstain from alcohol completely.

Laynie Laginess Fundraiser

Laynie Laginess Fundraiser

The kindest-hearted young woman you could ever meet was T-boned on Superbowl Sunday by a drunk driver with multiple offenses and a revoked license. To help go to Laynie Laginess Fundraiser Website.

Repeat Drunk Driving - Articles

Cases of repeat drunk drivers surging in Brockton

wcvb.com - September 9, 2013

Nothing to lose' repeat drunk driver back in court

King5.com - May 2, 2013

West Bend man arrested for 10th drunken driving offense

jsonline.com - March 21, 2013

Drunken driving a huge expense for Wisconsin taxpayers

WisconsinReporter.com - August 21, 2012

Repeat drunk driver to serve 7 years for DUI death

wtvr.com - August 10, 2012

The worst kind of drunk drivers

Dateline NBC

Conn. woman drunk at court hearing hospitalized

wtnh.com - July 4, 2012

Repeat DUI offenders: Can they be stopped?

knownews.com - June 17, 2012

Man Arrested for 6th DUI in Less Than 3 Months

wboc.com - June 29, 2012

Berlin Man Arrested in Salisbury for 8th DUI

loop21.com - June 29, 2012

De Pere man faces 11th DUI

JSOnline - May 11, 2012

Janesville man arrested for 9th offense OWI

JSOnline - April 9, 2012

Man arrested in possible 9th DUI

Omaha World-Herald - January 23, 2012

Arrests of repeat DUI offenders increasing

Dayton Daily News - December 27, 2011

Police: 7-time drunk driver was driving 3-wheeled SUV

sheboyganpress.com - December 12, 2011

Police: drunken driver crashes into holiday float (faces 7th DWI)

LaCrosseTribune.com - December 4, 2011

NM DWI repeat offender arrested for eighth time

KOB.com - November 22, 2011

Drunk Driver Who Killed Trooper Arrested Again

nbc4i.com - November 22, 2011

Alleged repeat drunk driver fleeing cops hits another vehicle, kills Kaplan man

EvangelineToday.com - November 14, 2011

Smashed - Drink, drive, arrest, repeat

StarTribune

Repeat offender found guilty of felony DWI (8th)

pressrepublican.com - October 27, 2011

Repeat DWI gets decades in teens' death

krqe.com - October 20, 2011

Mosinee man arrested for 9th OWI

Wausaw Daily Herald - September 6, 2011

Driver says he drank 30 beers prior to crash

fdlreporter.com - September 1, 2011

Man drives through block party, arrested for 6th drunk driving

WauwatosaNow - August 31, 2011

Repeat offender admits DUI No. 6

Billings Gazette - August 10, 2011

Man who passed out at Taco Bell charged with 5th DUI

postcresent.com - June 17, 2011

Glendale man sentenced to 7 years for 12th OWI

JS Online - May 18, 2011

Repeat drunk driver’s blood alcohol level 3 times the limit

Wisconsin State Journal - May 5, 2011

Sandusky man with 17 DUI convictions is accused of another DUI

ToledoBlade.com - April 11, 2011

Montana Senate endorses monitoring of repeat DUI offenders

Billings Gazette - April 4, 2011

Driver who had .322 BAC handles own defense for 12th DUI

JS Online - March 11, 2011

Mesa repeat drunken driver gets 20 years, prosecutors say

azcentral.com - February 15, 2011

Suspected Repeat Drunk Driver Causes Deadly Crash in Walworth County

620 WTMJ AM - November 16, 2010

Former Lions Player Arrested For 6th DUI

WCHB AM - November 8, 2010

Man has 8 previous DUI arrests

Fox Boston - October 13, 2010

Man arrested for ninth offense of drunken driving

Journal Sentinel Online - July 10, 2010

Appleton man charged with 10th-offense drunken driving

Journal Sentinel Online - June 23, 2010

Green Bay man arrested for 10th OWI

Journal Sentinel Online - May 17, 2010

Repeat Drunken Driver Headed To Prison

wsmv - tv - February 26, 2010

10 DUI's and Counting for Houston Man

Chron - Houston and Texas News - December 22, 2009

5-time DUI offender arrested for buying alcohol

pressdemocrat.com - November 20, 2009

Repeat Drunk Driver Sentenced in Homicide Case

TMJ 4, Milwaukee - November 10, 2009

Repeat DUI offender sent to prison

Billings Gazette - November 05, 2009

Reno Man Allegedly Drinks His Way to 3rd DUI Arrest in 3 Weeks

Associated Press - October 20, 2009

Drunk man (with 4 DUI's) drives motorized wheelchair onto interstate

Fox6, Milwaukee - September 14, 2009

Repeat DUI offender gets 28 years for crash that killed couple

bnd.com, Illinois - September 9, 2009

Repeat drunk driver gets 10 years for killing woman

CTV Montreal, Canada - August 31, 2009

9 Time Repeat Drunk Driver Charged Again

Billings Gazette - August 25, 2009

Repeat Drunk Driver: "This is what I do"

Boston Herald.com - August 18, 2009

One man sentenced for 9th DUI, another charged with 8th

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - August 12, 2009

Drunk driver was slumped over wheel (6th DUI)

Otago Daily Times - August 11, 2009

Driver in sixth DUI had brandy in his lap

The Boston Globe - August 04, 2009

Man with previous DUI's sentenced in drunk driving death

WTOP, MD - July 30, 2009

Man accused of two more DUI's while awaiting sentencing for DUI

Cleveland.com - July 28, 2009

Repeat Drunk Driver Who Killed Four People Sentenced

Oregon Dept. of Justice - July 24, 2009

Man convicted of hitting pedestrian in 8th DUI

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - July 23, 2009

Toddler injured in crash; father accused of 3rd drunken driving

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - July 16, 2009

Man blows a 0.34 during court appearance on drunken driving

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - July 14, 2009

Declare (20 time) repeat drunk driver a dangerous offender

cbcnews.ca - April 2, 2009

Man Pleads Guilty to 15th Drunk Driving Charge

New York Post - July 1, 2009

Man who rigged ignition device likely to serve 6 years in prison

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - June 29, 2009