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Former MADD Leader Arrested For Drunk Driving

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Debra Oberlin. Photo via Gainesville Police Department.

Debra Oberlin. Photo via Gainesville Police Department.

If something hilarious yet tragically ironic is going to happen, chances are it will happen in Florida, men urinating on chicken at the grocery store notwithstanding. The latest of Florida's wacky produce: former Gainesville Mothers Against Drunk Driving chapter president Debra Oberlin was arrested for, you guessed it, drunk driving in Gainesville.

Pulled over for veering across lanes of traffic at about 1:10 a.m., Oberlin had bloodshot eyes and smelled of alcohol, according to the incident reports. Oberlin failed a field sobriety test.

Oberlin's blood alcohol level was then found to be between .234 and .239 according to two Breathalyzer tests, though she says she only drank four beers before hopping--or more likely, stumbling--into her car.

Thank you, Florida, for your fantastic fruits. MADD: you got some 'splaining to do.

[Gainesville.com]

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Comments (15)
  1. wonderful. I live in gainesville for most of the year and this kind of thing is absolutely expected of the people that live here. I've almost been run over on several occasions just trying to get on/off the bus here. This type of thing just brings the worst kind of attention to gainesville (the only reason i live here is to attend the university of florida)
     
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  2. LOLz MAAD!
    The people who point at others the hardest are the ones that have the most to hide.
     
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  3. Wooooooow.....BAC "between .234 and .239"?
    Offa four brewskis? That is foul.
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    As a infrequent home drinker that often frequents Crown Liquors - in S. Fla since before even the Coca-Cola Cowboy days, can I get Debbie's email?
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    Clearly I'm shopping at the wrong package store, though she may suggest Big Daddy's.........another SoFlo mainstay for adult beverages.
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    Holla ya boy, Deb!
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    And Nelson.......you be quiet about Florida (SMILE).
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    It just so happens that, in the Gainesville area and rural points north (that I am fond of BTW), a few drinks ALWAYS preceed a trip to local pastures for some cow-tipping.
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    But I do concur, in that: Thank God she didn't kill or cripple anyone.
     
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  4. Debra, I'm sorry I got you into trouble babydoll. I know were were pretty drunk, but I didn't expect you to leave my place so soon after giving me that fantastic b...job. You are the best.
     
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  5. Debra, I'm sorry I got you into trouble babydoll. I know were were pretty drunk, but I didn't expect you to leave my place so soon after giving me that fantastic b...job. You are the best.
     
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  6. Time for DAMM, Drunks against Mad Mothers. I love know-it-alls who succumb to their own stupidity.
     
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  7. Well, let's not go crazy over this one incident. One MADD leader from a local chapter driving drunk isn't like the national president doing the same thing. It's ironic, but it's not indicative of a group that I assume does a lot of good for this world.
     
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  8. She'll probably open a branch of DAMM --- Drunks Against Mad Mothers.
     
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  9. A perfect example of "Do as I say, not as I do." This will be something to live with! Why are law enforcement officers not arrested and publicized like this when they drive after drinking? I know there are a few, at least, that are over the limit!
     
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  10. all she had was 4 beers? Cripes I wouldn't get behind the wheel if I had just ONE beer, much less 4. With drunk driving there is absolutely no room for error or mistakes, so she can't claim "it just happened this once". How many "just once" victims are lying 6 feet under right now? My brother for one...undoubtedly thousands upon thousands more. Shame on her...but definitely not shame on MADD. They do such good, wonderful things for the mission of eliminating/reducing drunk driving... The CAR COMPANIES hold the key to eliminating drunk driving, but until they grow the balls to take action, counless innocent victims will die. Sad.
     
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  11. Can imagine the 'love child'that would be turned loose on the earth if she hooked up with Nick Nolte? Ewwwww....
     
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  12. This is typical of the people that wants their 15 minutes of fame.. They only do this hoping to get in limelight. Now Debra you can really get there and show your aggression and support the liberals. Maybe they will vindicate you. And for the public, how long will it be before the ACLU decides to take up cases like this? She held a position you cannot treat her like that!
     
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  13. Never seems to fail - those who feel the absolute need to tell others how to live their lives are the least likely to follow their own advice. Drunk drivers are all the same - they KNOW that drinking doesn't affect their driving because they can handle their liquor. Well, I can only hope that if this woman made any money off of MADD she is fined double that amount by the court and loses her license for about ten years so that somebody else will have to drive her to the MADD meetings.
     
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  14. How old are all of you?? Comments like "those who feel the absolute need to tell others how to live their lives are the least likely to follow their own advice"...So, are you saying it is wrong for MADD to send the message that drunk driving is wrong? No one has the right to drink then drive with my children and I on the road, thank you very much! There ya go, I'm telling you what to do! If I see anyone drinking then grabbing their keys, you better believe I will be the first to speak up and make sure they don't get the chance to turn the key. Grow up people! One bad apple does not spoil the tree.
     
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  15. She looks real madd. I'm gonna keep my opinion to myself on this one.
     
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