Judge Upholds Ethan Couch's Jail TermThe judge in the case of a Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck has upheld an April order that the teen spend nearly two years in jail.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving Aren't Against Driverless CarsThe head of Mothers Against Drunk Driving has come out in favor of driverless car technology.
MADD Asks Adult Court To Make Prison A Condition For Ethan CouchMothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) was in the courtroom when a judge decided to move ‘affluenza’ teen Ethan Couch’s case to adult court.
'Affluenza' Teen's Case Will Move To Adult CourtIt was decision day for 'affluenza' teen Ethan Couch, and the judge decided to move his probation to adult court after his next birthday. Prosecutors had been pushing for this hearing for months.
MADD Says Car Devices Stopped 1.77 Million Drunk DriversCar-locking systems have stopped more than 1.77 million people from driving drunk since states first passed laws requiring offenders to install them in 1999, MADD said in a report on the devices nationwide.
Ethan Couch Will Stay In Juvenile Detention, For NowThe 'affluenza' teen Ethan Couch woke up in North Texas on Friday after spending nearly two months on the run and in custody in Mexico. He was in court, where a judge decided that he should stay in juvenile detention, at least for now.
Paperwork Issue Delays "Affluenza" Teen Probation Hearing For 1 MonthThe “affluenza” teen saga returned to a North Texas courtroom this morning. Ethan Couch may still not be in the U.S. but his case was scheduled to be heard by a Fort Worth judge.
NTSB Wants To Lower Legal Alcohol LimitMothers Against Drunk Driving, which has its national headquarters in Irving, though, says there’s not enough data to show it would make much of a difference.
MADD Gets 30,000 To Sign "Affluenza" Teen Petition In 1 DayYesterday MADD launched a petition to gather signatures demanding that "affluenza" teen Ethan Couch’s case be moved from juvenile to adult court. Today officials with the organization confirm their 30,000 signature goal had been met.
Deposition: Teen In 'Affluenza' Case Used Drugs, AlcoholA teenager who killed four people in a 2013 drunken-driving wreck near Fort Worth and claimed as part of his defense that he suffered from "affluenza" testified during a deposition that he used drugs and believed his parents knew he drank alcohol.
Uber Donating $1 To MADD For Every Pledge Not To Drive DrunkThe organization Mothers Against Drunk Driving is joining with Uber to try and stop people from getting behind the wheel drunk this July 4th weekend.
New Law Aims To Reduce Drunk Driving In TexasTexas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a new law, requiring convicted drunk drivers to install an ignition interlock system in their vehicles if they choose to drive during their license suspension.