Written by Staff
By Phil Cerroni
Three thousand citizens from across the Metroplex traveled to Main Street Garden Park in Dallas to take part in the 11th annual Walk Like Madd 5K on April 27th. Organized by Mother Against Drunk Driving (MADD), the walk raised $6,500 - $2,500 over their goal - in remembrance of Irving Police Department (IPD) Officer Glenn Homs, killed in the line of duty by a drunk driver.
“Texas leads the nation in alcohol related fatal accidents. Our fatality rate in Texas fluctuates between 47 percent and 50 percent of accidents that involve alcohol, with a national average for the United States somewhere between 31 percent and 38 percent. There’s a spot where we’re No. 1 that we don’t want to be No. 1,” said IPD DWI Investigator, Officer Steve Burres.