Did Candy Lightner the founder of MADD get a DUI?
There is no evidence that Candy Lightner has ever received a DWI
or DUI. However, she has disagreed with the neo-prohibition
orientation that has become prominent in Mothers Against Drunk
Candy Lightner left MADD and is concerned that the organization
that she herself created is changing its focus. "It has become far
more neo-prohibitionist than I ever wanted or envisioned," she
says. "I didn't start MADD to deal with alcohol. I started MADD to
deal with the issue of drunk driving." Lightner emphasized the
importance of distinguishing between drinking alcohol on one hand
and drunk driving on the other.