NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — They are staggering new numbers that show the depth of the drunk driving problem in Tennessee: Delphi Behavioral Health has released those new numbers -- which say that in just one year, roadway deaths involving drunk drivers increased 11.5% in Tennessee.
Larry Tomlin oversees a special program called a Victims' Impact Panel in Williamson county.
He says if programs like his could talk to more students before drinking becomes a problem those stats could change.
"If I can get ahead of the program, and get into these schools and get them young, and let them understand what can happen to their lives, then maybe we've got a shot," Tomlin said.
Tomlin had gone through the Victims' Impact Panel program himself when he was convicted of a DUI back in 2010, before he turned his life around and later took on the responsibility of running the program.