Mothers Against Drunk Driving holds vigil in Dix Hills

Mothers Against Drunk Driving held its 24th annual candlelight vigil in Dix Hills Sunday to honor lost loved ones.

Those in attendance read names and lit candles in remembrance of victims of drunk driving. MADD says public education and law enforcement have contributed to lowering DWI accidents on Long Island. Also, Suffolk police crack down on drunk drivers with the Selected Alcohol Fatality Enforcement Team, known as the SAFE-T program.

Though arrest and fatality numbers are down, MADD says one death or injury is too many. Long Island police have beefed up DWI patrols and checkpoints through New Years Day.

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