DWI victims remembered at vigil
With drunk driving as one of the leading causes of death in the nation, even those in Haywood County aren't immune to the tragic outcomes of drinking and driving.
Law enforcement from every agency in the county filled rows and rows alongside the families of those who have died in DWI-related accidents Friday at MADD's Evening of Remembrance.
The event is held each year to honor the memory of those killed by drunk drivers across the state. But rather than dwelling on pain and loss, the vigil is more of a celebration of life, a gathering of support and a rally for officers to remind those families of their determination to end drunk driving.
The most recent statistics from 2010 reveal there were 388 alcohol impaired driving fatalities in the state, 53 of which were underage. There were also ...