Mischelle Davis Fights Drunk Driving in Washington State
I was first touched by the impact of drunk driving when I was a teenager living in Kentucky. First several high school classmates were injured and one killed in a drunk driving crash that took place shortly before graduation. A few short years later 27 people were killed by a drunk driver that crashed into a school bus in Kentucky.
As an adult living and working in Seattle, Washington I got an up-close view of the emotional and physical destruction that is caused by drinking and driving through my husband Chris' work as an attorney helping DUI victims seek justice and compensation for injuries caused by a drunk driving crashes.
When I learned just how big the drunk driving problem is in Washington State I felt called to take an active role in the effort to reduce impaired driving in my community. So I became a supporter of and active volunteer in the Washington State chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. As the first event chair of Seattle Walk Like MADD, I drove the effort to launch MADD's fundraising and awareness campaign in Seattle which is now an annual event raising tens of thousands of dollars each year. And I am now a member of MADD's advisory board in Washington State.