Since 2009, our community has seen at least 4,000 DUI arrests made each year, with 4,100+ in 2017, according to the Kern County District Attorney's Office. That's more than 11 DUI arrests per day!
Sadly, many impaired drivers weren't stopped in time, and instead caused major damage to innocent lives. Last year, we saw more than 40 DUI crashes causing great bodily injury in Kern County, and 10 homicides while impaired.
The Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash in Bakersfield -- presented by Chain | Cohn | Stiles -- is your chance to do something about drunk and drugged driving in our community. For the fifth year, Kern County will come together on Sept. 29 to proclaim, "No More Victims!"
You can help by signing up as a walker, runner (5K or 10K), team captain, or volunteer. Parents: The event also features a free kid's fun run, where each child participating gets a free superhero cape (while supplies last). You can also get involved if you aren't able to attend in person by signing up as a "virtual walker," or by making a donation on in honor of a participant or team.
All funds raised from this event stay in Kern County to raise awareness of the DUI problem locally, raise funds for MADD Kern County’s educational programs and victim services, and support local victims and survivors of drunk and drugged driving crashes.