An Edmonton paramedic shared her story Friday as MADD Edmonton launched their Red Ribbon campaign against impaired driving at city hall.
Allison Tatham’s father was killed by a drunk driver in Regina. “An off-duty police officer had witnessed this accident. He held the man there, until the uniformed officers got there. He was arrested immediately. And he has stayed in jail ever since that day, June 8 of 2014.”
Albertans continue to die because of impaired drivers. Between 2009 and 2013, an average of nearly 90 people were killed and 1,330 people were injured each year in Alberta in collisions involving an impaired driver, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).
“If it can save one life, we’re doing what we need to do and we’re sending a positive message out there,” MADD Edmonton president Jason Hills said.
This is the campaign’s 29th year in Edmonton. (eb, with files from Global News)