More than 100 people raised $27,000 to support victims of drunk driving at the annual San Bernardino Walk Like MADD fundraising event held Saturday at the Charlotte N. Werner Elementary School in Rialto.
The top team, In Memory of Eddie Scott, raised $1,116 for Mothers Against Drunk Driving. The team was formed to honor the memory of 17-year-old Eddie Scott who was killed in a DUI crash on June 5, 2014. The driver of the vehicle he was riding in passed out after inhaling Nitrous oxide and struck a tree on the Interstate 10 Freeway in Colton. Scott had graduated from high school just one week before the collision.
Other top teams were the Rialto Police Traffic Division who raised $850 and Rialto Fire – In Memory of Dave Lodarski, a Colton Fire Department captain who was killed by a drunken driver in 2015. Lodarski’s wife and sons participated in the walk to honor their father.
Attorney James Johnson was one of several sponsors who donated to MADD in support of the fundraiser.
This was the law firm’s first time participating in the San Bernardino Walk Like MADD, but Johnson has sponsored other walks in the past and is a longtime supporter of MADD.
The personal injury lawyer raffled off an Electra bicycle at the event, Aurora Nunez was the lucky winner.
Attorney James Johnson founded Johnson Attorneys Group (JAG) more than a decade ago with the intention to help people. Over the years, Mr. Johnson has handled hundreds of cases involving DUI victims as well as family members who have lost loved ones in collisions with drunken drivers. The personal injury law firm began its annual sponsorship of MADD in 2014. Today the law firm sponsors four walks in San Bernardino, Bakersfield, Huntington Beach and San Diego. For legal help or questions, contact JAG at 800-235-6801 for a free consultation.
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