A mother and father from South Windsor, New Hampshire were arrested for drunk driving with their four year old child in the car.
Driving intoxicated with children in the car is a form of child abuse pure and simple. It must not be tolerated by lawmakers, communities, or family members. No child should be put at risk by having to ride in the car with a drinking driver.
In March 2004, MADD released its report Child Endangerment Report: Every Child Deserves a Designated Driver. This comprehensive report, based on the recommendations of an expert panel of child and victim advocates, attorneys, judges, law enforcement officials, policy specialists and a bereaved parent, highlights weaknesses in state laws against child endangerment and calls for increased penalties and more training and awareness about the problem.