COLUMBIA, SC (FOX Carolina) — A bunch of drunk driving victims and survivors are taking the statehouse ground right now, urging legislators to cross a brand new invoice that will implement harder penalties for drunk drivers.
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It is a invoice that is near David Longstreet’s coronary heart.
In 2012, at simply six years outdated, his daughter Emma was killed by a drunk driver.
This yr would have been her candy 16.
“I ought to be out attempting to assist my daughter study to drive a automobile, prepare for a promenade,” he stated. “These issues are by no means going to happen for Emma.”
However her identify lives on.
With an IID, drivers should blow right into a monitor earlier than beginning their automobile. If it would not detect alcohol, then they’ll begin the engine.
“In a state like our with such excessive charges, these could be dozens of lives saved yearly,” Burritt stated.
Longstreet stated Senate Invoice 28 may additionally cease individuals from turning into repeat offender, like the person who killed his daughter in 2012.
“I all the time thought that she had one thing in life to try this was particular,” Longstreet stated. “Right here we’re, this could be the case and I imagine it’s.”
The senate has already authorized the invoice. Now it is in the home’s arms.
Longstreet, Burritt, Moms In opposition to Drunk Driving and Lawyer Basic Alan Wilson can be on the statehouse ground right now at 11 a.m. urging the home to comply with the senate’s lead.
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