Local Mother Warns About Dangers of Drinking and Driving
Aug 31, 2012 at 4:16 PM CST
Apr 1, 2013
It's a message that's been sent time and time again by law enforcement. Helping save a life by not drinking and driving. Authorities are once again teaming up to send that message with a new campaign this Labor Day weekend and one local mother is hoping everyone is paying attention. “ It’s almost 5 years now march 19th our son David was taken by an intoxicated driver.” It's not the first time Rosie Moncada has told the story about the tragic death of her son but she says she'll continue telling it until everyone learns the valuable lesson. “Nobody needs to go through this tragedy our lives have never and will never be the same again.” Moncada has pushed for legislation to crack down on repeat drunk drivers and firmly supports the efforts of law enforcement to educate the public about the tragic consequences of drinking and driving. “We’re telling people it’s not a lie people die.” This Labor Day weekend TX Dot is teaming up with law enforcement across the state for a new more direct digital billboard campaign focusing on the hundreds that have died in traffic crashes so far this year. Whether a result of drunk or distracted drivers. “The number of people dying has decreased and decreased 21 percent since 2003. Authorities say it doesn’t mean they'll stop trying to save lives and want drivers to hear their message.” “We hope people pay attention these numbers are alarming and you don’t realize it until it affects your family or friends.” “Every day you think about your loved one what could have been all dreams that have been destroyed and we don’t want this for another family.” Local law enforcement is also stepping up patrol this weekend to catch anyone breaking the law. If you are caught drinking and driving you will be arrested and taken to jail.