Dads show up to be designated drivers

Designated Driver Dads collects fees from drivers to be driven home safely in their own cars, and use it for charitable purposes.

Alicia Dawn Honey

Alicia Dawn Honey

Alicia Dawn Honey, a victim of an impaired driver, and Paul Nesbitt, with Designated Driver Dads, a group which has taken $2,500 in donations the last three years from drivers who have used the service to be driven home safely in their own cars between 1 and 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Those donations have been turned over to Honey to assist with the costs of her legal battle with ICBC over injuries suffered when she was struck by a drunk driver in Kelowna on Dec. 22, 2007.

The money helps pay for the medical/legal reports, user fees and disbursements for MRIs required for her lawsuit. The money will be reimbursed from the lawsuit disbursement.

Honey has been unable to work for significant periods since the accident, is scheduled for hip surgery this fall and lacks the funds to pursue her court case.

Nesbitt was named Kelowna’s 2012 Man of the Year for his work with the DDD program.

Kelowna Capital News