The 29th annual Hillsborough County Mothers Against Drunk Driving remembrance ceremony will take place Thursday, Dec. 6.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- D'Ann White
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
For most families, healing following the death of a loved one in a drunk-driving accident takes years. And even after the trial is over and the drunk driver is sitting behind bars, an overwhelming sense of loss lingers, according to Riverview resident and victim services specialist for the Hillsborough County chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Becky Gage. Gage speaks from experience. In I993, her 17 year-old son, Dennis, was injured and his girlfriend killed in a drunk-driving accident. Then, three years later, at the age of 20, her son once again was struck by drunk driver. This time he died. At the time of her son's death, Gage worked full time for a certified public accounting firm. "I wasn't sure how I'd get through it," she …
The sheriff's office will set up a checkpoint at State Road 60 and Parsons Avenue tonight.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, January 27, 2012
News Report Tonight's Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office DUI checkpoint at the intersection of Parsons Avenue and State Road 60 in Brandon will be dedicated in the memory of a women killed by a drunk driver 28 years ago. Col. Greg Brown, a member of the sheriff's DUI Squad, presented a plaque to Linda Unfried in honor of her sister, Josie Palomino. Following Palomino's death, Unfried decidated her life to providing awareness of the dangers of drunk driving. She currently serves as the Hillsborough County chapter president for Mothers Against Drunk Drivers. The sheriff's office will continue to dedicate checkpoints in the future to a family whose loved one has been killed by a drunk driver. "We will continue to lead the effort in …