Debra Oberlin, Former President of Defunct Gainesville Chapter of Mother’s Against Drunk Driving


Gainesville police arrested Debra Oberlin, 48, after she had difficulty on a field sobriety test on Feb. 18 at 1:10 a.m., Police discovered Oberlin driving erratically on Northwest 19th Street, Oberlin was pulled over in the 3600 block of Northwest 39th Avenue.

The Gainesville police officer reported that Oberlin smelled of alcohol and had watery, bloodshot and dilated eyes. According to a police report, Oberlin told the officer she had four beers.

Oberlin registered a .234 and .239 on breath alcohol tests. Florida’s legal limit for driving is .08.

Gainesville’s MADD chapter existed for several years in the 1990s and closed in 1996 because of lack of funding. Debra Oberlin was the MADD local chapter president for three years. is an Amazon Associate website, which means that a small percentage of your purchases gets paid to at no extra cost to you. When you use the search boxes above, any Amazon banner ad, or any product associated with an Amazon banner on this website, you help pay expenses related to maintaining and creating new services and ideas for a resourceful website. See more info at