Community Joins Together to Raise Money for Drunk Driver Victim

by Roma Vivas
NewsWest 9

ODESSA- Sunday afternoon was filled with music, food and family fun. But it was also a time for remembering DQ. He was riding his bike on a Friday night when he was hit by a drunk driver. 
The incident has brought the already tight bike community even closer.

"The one thing about DQ was he always had a big smile, I will miss that smile," Zed Fosters,  a biker said.

Friends say DQ Robinson will be remembered as a nice guy who was willing to help others.

"Everybody liked him because he always the same person all the time, great attitude, he is a good family person, he is just a good friend to everybody regardless if he knew you or not, he would take off his shirt and give to you," Anthony Wesley, another biker, said

DQ Robinson died three weeks ago.

Sunday afternoon the biker community came together to support his wife and kids.

"We all came together to raise money to give to DQ's wife and his children just a kind of bridge the gap between the time the last pay check and the time the life insurance kicks in, to make sure they are all taken care of," Marie Peterson, Biker, said.

Sunday benefit wasn't only to celebrate DQ's life but to raise awareness about bikers on the road.

"If people would just take one more second to look back around and make sure that the lane is clear before they pull out, it's a sad situation when we lose a fellow person like this, especially a good friend like DQ was, it's a tragedy," Fosters said. 

"It's important for people to know these are crashes, these are not accidents, when alcohol is involve they choose to do this," Earlene Bustillos with Mothers Against Drunk Driving, said. 

Friends and family say DQ will be missed. His little sister says his teachings will always be remembered.

"He always thought do right, be good, do good and do the best you can, never settle for less in your life. He was major influence on our whole family," Ayneka Tinner, DQ's sister, said.

More than 100 bikers showed up for the event and that's not even including all of the friends and family that joined them.  All the proceeds from the raffle and food sales will be given to DQ's family.