Drug Law

Former President of MADD Chapter, Debra Oberlin, Busted for DUI

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

The former president of a chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving apparently does not practice what she used to preach -- she was arrested for DUI.

Police in Gainesville, Florida say they pulled over Debra Oberlin last month when they saw her driving erratically. According to a report in the Gainesville Sun, she took two breathalyzer tests, registering a whopping .234 and .239 on them. The legal limit in Florida is .08.

In his police report, the officer wrote that Oberlin smelled of alcohol and had watery, bloodshot and dilated eyes. Oberlin reportedly told the officer she had four beers.

The Gainesville chapter of MADD operated for several years in the 1990s before closing in 1996 because of lack of financial support. Oberlin was the chapter president for three years.