Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Organization honors lives lost, strives to decrease drunken driving

Fourteen people have lost their lives on Carroll County's roads since last October. Though not all of those incidents were alcohol-related, each year at least two or three are the result of drunken driving, according to Phil Mullikin, co-founder of Catherine's Cause. Mullikin said he and his wife, Cindy, formed Catherine's Cause, an anti-drunken driving organization, in 2006 when Mothers Against Drunk Driving reorganized and decided not to have a presence in Carroll. The Mullikins became MADD volunteers after their daughter, Catherine, was killed by a drunken driver in 1998 at the age of 20, he said. After speaking with prosecutors, judges and police, Mullikin said he...