December 17, 2008

Texas Girl, 13, Fatally Struck by Suspected Repeat Drunk Driver

The Houston Chronicle is reporting that a man, who police say was drunk, hit and killed eighth-grader Lilly Lalime shortly after she exited her school bus on Tuesday, December 16. The man, who was charged with intoxication manslaughter and failure to stop and render aid, was convicted of driving while intoxicated earlier this year.

Ignition interlocks might have prevented this tragedy.

People continue to drive drunk because they can. Studies have shown that ignition interlocks are an average of 64 percent effective in reducing repeat drunk driving offenses.

Contact your lawmakers and urge them to support ignition interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers, including first-time offenders.

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