BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - One Christmas tree in Baton Rouge takes has a somber message to tell, warning people about the dangers of drinking and driving during the holiday season.
The Baton Rouge area Mothers Against Drunk Driving honored victims Saturday, as they hosted their annual Christmas tree memorial. The tree represents some of the men and women killed in tragic accidents.
"I lost my son, Lindsey, on July 2, 2010 along with his friend, were killed by a drunk driver. They were on their way back from Thibodaux that night. They had gone out and they were hit by a drunk driver, but being a member of MADD has given me the opportunity to keep my son's memory alive and to hopefully let people know that drunk driving is 100 percent preventable," said Ava Fontenot, a member of MADD.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving says the holiday season is one of the deadliest times on the roads. Last year, there were more than 900 drunk driving related deaths.