MADD to neighborhood watch group: teach kids about drunk driving

Published: Friday, May 24, 2013 at 05:00 PM.

"The youngest person that I have ever encountered that was drunk was 11 years old," Crestview community police officer Wanda Hulion said. "That was here in Crestview."

The presentation was informational and inspiring, Mitchem said.

"It opened up some good ideas for me to talk to my son about," she said.

The guest speaker changed at least one attendee’s perception of MADD.

"I always had this picture in my mind that MADD meant exactly what it said ... it was just a bunch of mad women and parents looking to hang people out to dry," resident Nina Blake said. “(But Tuesday’s event) was about educating children and families ... they are not trying to beat you over the head with it."

Want to go?

The next midtown neighborhood-watch meeting is at 6 p.m. July 23 in Central Baptist Church’s senior center. Email Linda Mitchem,, for more details.

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